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San Lorenzo de El Escorial
San Lorenzo de El Escorial is home to the Monastery of El Escorial, a World Heritage site. This huge complex was built as a monument to commemorate the Spanish victory over the French in the battle of Saint Quentin. Construction lasted 21 years and when it was finished in 1584, the Monastery was the largest building in the world, with 24 km (14.9 mi) of corridors. The building includes a library, Kings' Courtyard, Basilica, and the Palace of Felipe II. The Kings' Pantheon is the burial place for most of the kings of Spain since Carlos I. The Monastery is decorated with works by the most prominent Italian and Spanish painters of the time. Look for works by Titian, Bosch, El Greco, and Velázquez, especially El... more San Lorenzo de El Escorial is home to the Monastery of El Escorial, a World Heritage site. This huge complex was built as a monument to commemorate the Spanish victory over the French in the battle of Saint Quentin. Construction lasted 21 years and when it was finished in 1584, the Monastery was the largest building in the world, with 24 km (14.9 mi) of corridors. The building includes a library, Kings' Courtyard, Basilica, and the Palace of Felipe II. The Kings' Pantheon is the burial place for most of the kings of Spain since Carlos I. The Monastery is decorated with works by the most prominent Italian and Spanish painters of the time. Look for works by Titian, Bosch, El Greco, and Velázquez, especially El Greco’s painting of "The Martyrdom of St. Maurice.” less

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Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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La Silla de Felipe II
La Silla de Felipe II
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
Casita de Infante
Casita de Infante
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Cocheras del Rey
Cocheras del Rey
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Church of San Bernabe
Church of San Bernabe(El Escorial)
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Al Punto Hambgourmet
Al Punto Hambgourmet
Price: $9 - $20
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Montia
Montia
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Delesco
Delesco
Price: $24 - $38
Cuisines: Bar, Spanish, Pub, Diner
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Madrid-Sevilla
Madrid-Sevilla
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Pasteleria El Monasterio
Pasteleria El Monasterio

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Hotel Torrelodones
$43 - $87 (EUR 39 - 79)
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Hotel Posada Don Jaime
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Hotel Posada Don Jaime
$59 - $99 (EUR 54 - 90)
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Hotel De Martin
Hotel De Martin
$71 - $175 (EUR 65 - 160)
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Los Lanceros Hotel
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Los Lanceros Hotel
$57 - $109
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Exe Gran Hotel Almenar
$36 - $110 (EUR 33 - 100)
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Gran Hotel Las Rozas
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Gran Hotel Las Rozas
$47 - $88
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