Casita de Infante
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emcrisostomo
Madrid, Spain110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
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.
Written January 23, 2012
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Chileice
Spain2,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Solo
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.
Written November 15, 2011
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Boris B
Belgrade, Serbia2,416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Lovely little garden around the small house built for Infante of Spain in XVIII century. It is free of charge, a short walk from the Monastery of El Escorial. The view of the monastery is simply stunning. The price for the entrance to the house is 3€ and it has to be purchased at El Escorial. We thought it is a bit overpriced and we did not go in.
Written June 13, 2016
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ziggydoodle
Toronto, Canada53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The walk to the Casita de Infante is about a 30 minutes. Don't expect too much. We went around the end of Apr. There were large Magnolia trees, climbing roses and other perennial plants, however they have not in bloomed yet. If you visit in May it would probably look differently. There was no cost to go in. It a good place of rest or contemplation with out large tourist crowds.
Written May 1, 2018
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AnaPaulaLisboa
Lisboa65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
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 op. would not pass it. If you walk from the train station you may go up to the El Escorial by walking throught the park and visit the Casita del Principe first. only advice is: take a full day to enjoy the sights. you wont regret it
Written December 3, 2013
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Pamela U
Madrid, Spain55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I visited this place with my friends and we loved it. Neoclassical style, beautiful graden and amazing view. It’s also near the Renaissance monastery-palace of El Escorial.
Written April 28, 2019
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Wendy792
Poole, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
So peaceful & quiet with a stunning view of the monastery . The gardens are beautifully maintained with fabulous views of the surrounds .
Written June 3, 2016
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elsiek
London850 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
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 - buy it beforehand at the monastery. The building itself is pretty small and disappointingly did not include many personal artifacts. That said, the gardens are magnificent and a great place to rest & relax before the journey home
Written July 28, 2013
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Ron H
New York City, NY47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
A small day palace with fine decorations including some unique wax miniature tableux. See my review of El Escorial for more info.
Written December 6, 2012
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ndeo
New Jersey, United States45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
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.
Written October 17, 2012
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