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