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Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Avenida Juan de Borbon y Battenberg s/n, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 59 02
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“day trip” (58 reviews)
“philip ii” (30 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Juan de Borbon y Battenberg s/n, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 59 02
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A really need to go place with a fantastic history and buildings. Wow. PS: take some time to discover the city AS well.

Thank Per Håkon S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a short trip out from Madrid to get here. You can day trip it but I recommend sleeping over. The audio guide is well worth getting as it offers interesting detailed information.

Thank GaryBrazel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I were at the Monastery by 10am on the National Spanish holiday and were delighted to discover the visit was free as it was Thursday ( also free on Weds). Very helpful staff, impressive paintings but the highlight was the crypt with...More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many fantastic things in this place. The highlight is the pantheon where all the Spanish Hapsburg are entombed, including the 17 royal children who didn't reach puberty. In addition the battles gallery , the royal library, the basilica and the bourbon palace...More

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the afternoon visiting El Escorial, one of the top historic sites in Spain. This is a former monastery that later became a royal palace, cathedral, gardens and crypt. It's quite interesting to see most of the 15th and 16th relics and great works...More

Thank lajacobspnr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got off the subway at the stop named “Sol” and we took the train C3 (there is just one train every hour to El Escorial). It took one hour from stop Sol to El Escorial. Once got off the train, we passed one beautiful...More

Thank 夢雨趙
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is large with many different sections, the monastical, the royal residence, many beautiful rooms and lots of history. A beautiful place to visit and a good day-trip from Madrid.

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Escorial is about an hour outside Madrid. We took the train from Sol Station that runs hourly. The station at El Escorial is about a 20-30 minute walk (slightly uphill) from the Monastery. It's worth booking tickets up front to be sure but the...More

1  Thank Colin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is much more, a library, an ex capital, garden, etc etc.This place breaths so much history! The library is amazing!. I have seen many old libraries including the ancient library of Alexandria, Egypt. This is different and so well preserved! Garden are every nice...More

Thank aquauomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the complex around midday on a Sunday. Not too crowded. Just in between of masses at 12 and 1pm we visited the basilica. After that the rest, but unfortunately no wheelchair access to the appartments and beautiful pantheons of infantes and reyes. Staff...More

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Beth R
28 May 2017|
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Response from CIBERPETRUS | Reviewed this property |
I know the acorn liqueur. Search google : destilerias espronceda
9 April 2017|
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Response from menachemle | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours would be a good time to plan although you have about an hour drive.
Seoirse Ó
5 February 2016|
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Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
There are trains for sure. Do a little research on line to find the nearest train station to your location and departure times. Travel time from Toledo is several hours so if you want to visit both El Escorial and Valle de... More