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Discalced Carmelite Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Discalced Carmelite sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Holy Hill Basilica
    Wisconsin, USA
    Located 30 miles from Milwaukee amid breathtaking scenery, Holy Hill Basilica is a historic sacred site and a registered national landmark. It attracts more than 300,000 pilgrims and visitors each year.
  • Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
    Madrid, Spain
    This Hapsburg convent was founded in 1559 by Joan of Austria, whose daughter hid away here rather than endure marriage to Felipe II. It is now a museum of the treasures given to the convent.