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The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, commonly known as Monasterio del Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of the Spanish capital, Madrid. It...More
This palace is huge and it takes about 2,5 hours to visit the inside... plus add another 30-45 minutes to get to/back and visit the gardens.
Being there right at the opening enables you to get a few rooms to yourself to better admire their...More
Amazing convent/palace. Easily reached from Madrid by direct train from Atocha station.
In el escorial we took the bus up the hill (buy tickets on the bus) and came down on foot. Go early and book tickets beforehand to avoid crowds (timeslot). A must see!!
Cool place to visit when (a long time) in Madrid, wouldn’t recommend it when you’re for a short period in Madrid cause the bus trip is 30’. Biggest renaissance building in the world, interesting Bourbon and Habsburg culture! Free entry and ask to go to...More
Easily reachable by the commuter train from Madrid, this impressive complex features a multitude of sights that can take up even more than four hours of your time.
You will have the opportunity to visit a beautiful baroque library with treasures from many sciences and...More
This popular tourist attraction, the Escorial Monastery, stands in an exceptionally beautiful site in Castile; a vast building complex located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and an hour’s drive from the centre of Madrid.
You need to spend a day here, definitely not on...More