Convento de Corpus Cristi, Madrid, Spain
Address: Plazuela del Conde de Miranda, 3. 28005 Madrid
Tel.: 91 548 37 01
Convento de Corpus Cristi is a shop in Madrid which specialises in pastries.
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Founded in the 17th century, El Convento de Corpus Christi, is a convent located in the heart of the historic Madrid of the Habsburgs.
It is popularly known as 'El Convento de Las Carboneras' because of a painting representing the Virgen de la Inmaculada that was found by some children in a pile of charcoal, and which was presented to the church.
In this convent, the Hieronimus nuns make delicious traditional sweets such as almond biscuits, tocinillos de cielo (creamy egg yolk and sugar dessert, topped with caramel), Sherry mantecados (soft lard biscuits) or naranjines (orange sweets).
On the left of the convent is an old wooden door (see photo). You have to ring the bell, tell them what you want and they will open the door for you. The sell their pastries from 09:30 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30
The address of Convento de Corpus Cristi is: Plazuela del Conde de Miranda, 3, 28005 Madrid.
The nearest Metro station is Opera.
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Photo courtesy of Xosé Castro on Flickr