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“A Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casita de Infante

Casita de Infante
Nr. Monastery, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Madrid
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“A Pleasant Surprise”
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 locals, but its location, the surroundings and its Italian-stye gardens make it a worthwhile stop for tourists and passers-by. The palace is located in a small promontory into the woods near the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo De El Escorial. I would recommend a visit to it if you want to find some peace, make some good shots, or simply have a walk in a beautiful garden after visiting the El Escorial.

Visited January 2012
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“Peace and Tranquility”
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 worth the extra walk or drive to go.

Visited October 2011
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