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Casita de Infante

Nr. Monastery, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Lisboa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

used as a gataway for King Carlos and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma this is truly a doll house hunting pavillion decorated in french style. surrounded by almost 500.000 sq meters of parks, waterfalls and gardens, highlights even more the beauty of the El Escorial area. One can see the Monastery from afar which makes it a wonderful photo... More

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London
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877 reviews 877 reviews
668 attraction reviews
635 helpful votes 635 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This built as a summer getaway home by the Infante Gabriel in 1771 and should be included as part of your visit to El Escorial. . Once you are done in the monastery, walk down the hill back towards the station & within 5 minutes you will see the entrance on the right. There are no ticket sales on site... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

A small day palace with fine decorations including some unique wax miniature tableux. See my review of El Escorial for more info.

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New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Beautiful gardens! Took us a while to find it and then some time to find the guide. All it is is the bungalow of the price, that to modernized recently, but if you have time to spend at the gardens surrounding it, it is worth a visit.

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Madrid, Spain
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Aranjuez is an small village close to Madrid (45km). It is full of trees with a big river... many palaces from old spanish kings.

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Madrid
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This 18th century palace was a residence of the Spanish Royal family and was built by a prince, hence its name, as a place to rest and entertain himself. Although built by the same architect that designed the Prado Museum, it's not a particularly attractive building and the interiors aren't fabulous either. It's somewhat ignored by tourists and even by... More

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London, ON
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This is a house built by a Spanish prince overlooking the monastery at El Escorial. The house is not much to write home about, but the gardens are one of my favourite places on earth, and you can tour the gardens for free. Thousands of visitors go to El Escorial every day, but few go to La Casita. It is... More

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