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La Silla de Felipe II

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6 Aug 2018
“Beautiful view towards El Escorial”
10 Jul 2018
“Great views of the mountains and valley”
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Deep in La Herreria forest, it's worth a walking trip from downtown (1:15 hours aprox, one way), but you can also reach it by car. The views of the Monastery, with the town at its back and mountain range embracing it all is great. There...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

It can be busy during the weekend to find a parking spot so might need to park lower down the road. The views towards El Escorial are amazing. We picknicked under the shade of the trees. Highly recommended.

Thank murzim
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Although La Silla isn't that easy to find (especially if you aren't coming by car), it's worth it! The views of the valley, mountains, and town of El Escorial are fantastic - bring your camera! There's also a small bar serving basic drinks and food....More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

It was a “normal” hot day so we opted to drive up to the entrance instead of taking the short walk up the hill. Once parked, you can see the vistas and the giant boulders are almost in your face. Don’t know if the legend...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

... not where Felipe watched the monastery being built from but a Vizigoth altar. Not trying to take anything away from it, actually when I found out it made it all the more interesting. Beautiful place and well worth a visit!

Thank John T
Reviewed January 19, 2018

We decided to drive up because it is a very long walk. There is a restaurant at the top that was buzzing with people. We just went to the look out which was quite packed and there is very little space for everyone. However, once...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

It's a place to admire sierra Guadarrama & El Escorial landscapes there are some bars and restaurants very close, they offer some sandwiches, and drinks. The importance of the place is that you can see El Escorial or even Madrid from a very special place.

Thank FGENOVA
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

You can hike here from Escorial which took about 45 minutes or drive. Either way it is a must if you are in the area. It is off the beaten path. Absolutely the best views, you can see all the way to Madrid on a...More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Lovely walk to the seat ... just sit and turn your mind back 200 years Imagine and admire.. You can get a coke in the kiosk too

Thank julia p
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Take a ride up here after you visit el Escorial. It is a mirador w a nice view of the town and the mountains.

Thank victoriaxyz
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Went to Felipe's chair for a brief visit and the wonderful views. Did not disappoint. Took a taxi because three in our party were not able to do the long walk, but worth the taxi fare.

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