Church and Convent of Las Trinitarias Descalzas

Located in the Barrio de las Letras, this convent was initially founded in 1612 around a modest church, where the writer Miguel de Cervantes was buried in 1616. This building was demolished, and architect Marcos López built the current Baroque church in 1668. Work began on the convent in 1718.

The small church has a Latin cross floor plan with a single nave. Inside there is a large Baroque altar painting. The convent, in turn, has a courtyard, cloisters and cells. It was renovated in subsequent years but has always retained its restrained facade.

In 2015, the remains of Miguel de Cervantes were found, and they were laid to rest in a monument built in his honour inside the church, which can be visited.

Iglesia de las Trinitarias. Acceso a la cripta donde estaban enterrado los restos de Miguel de Cervantes
Iglesia de las Trinitarias Descalzas. Altar mayor.

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de Lope de Vega, 18
Tourist area: 
Barrio de las Letras
Opening Times: 

Mon-Fri: half an hour before mass.

Saturday and the eve of public holidays: 7-8:15pm

Public Holidays: 11:30am-12:45pm

Mass services:

Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri: 8:30am

Thursday and the eve of public holidays: 7:30pm

Public Holidays: 12pm

Group tours upon appointment; 914 29 56 71

Tipo información turística: 
(+34) 91 429 56 71
Antón Martín (L1)
Estación del Arte (Antigua Atocha) (L1)
Local train (Cercanías): 
001, 002, 6, 10, 14, 26, 27, 32, 34, 37, 45, M1, SE712, C03

Free entry.