La Silla de Felipe II
La Silla de Felipe II
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Francisco R
Madrid, Spain12 contributions
Nice trek up the hill to the "throne" cut out of a massive granite rock formation. We saw Roe deer along the path we took and the woodpeckers were busy with their rat-ta-tat search for tree insects. We went on a Wednesday in March which was nice because the trails were not full and it was not hot. The bonus is that the museums in San Lorenzo are free on Wednesday afternoons! Beware of walking on unmarked paths, the scenery is beautiful but we came out about a kilometer ABOVE the throne. Luckily, a bicyclist set us straight. The large gravel and asphalt paths are a sure thing.
Written March 10, 2021
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ClunkNebbermorth
Cardiff, UK422 contributions
Very busy, and you need a car to get there. Lots of walking in the hills around, and the view is splendid. Go early or late if you can.
Written November 12, 2021
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Miguel Angel Z
6 contributions
Family
It is an amazing place.
You can see San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
If you can, you can walk for some amazing path an enjoy the nature
Written January 11, 2020
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sr.ayuso
Madrid, Spain199 contributions
Friends
Deep in La Herreria forest, it's worth a walking trip from downtown (1:15 hours aprox, one way), but you can also reach it by car. The views of the Monastery, with the town at its back and mountain range embracing it all is great. There is a bar as well, but nearby there are plenty of areas to sit down if you bring your food and drinks.
Written November 24, 2013
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Sam A
New York City, NY108 contributions
Although La Silla isn't that easy to find (especially if you aren't coming by car), it's worth it! The views of the valley, mountains, and town of El Escorial are fantastic - bring your camera! There's also a small bar serving basic drinks and food. It's a nice, quiet, relaxing place for a beer in the woods.
Written July 10, 2018
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CarmenV3
Fall City, WA1,258 contributions
Couples
It was a “normal” hot day so we opted to drive up to the entrance instead of taking the short walk up the hill. Once parked, you can see the vistas and the giant boulders are almost in your face. Don’t know if the legend is true.. was the seat created for King Felipe to scan the horizon of this gorgeous town? Either way, the view from here is worth the trek. Some of the path is very uneven so best to wear good walking/ comfortable shoes. Also, wind may pick up so stay within the boundaries 😮😊
Written June 29, 2018
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molliebird
Weston, FL36 contributions
Couples
Went to Felipe's chair for a brief visit and the wonderful views. Did not disappoint. Took a taxi because three in our party were not able to do the long walk, but worth the taxi fare.
Written July 12, 2016
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MaudraS
Sammamish, WA457 contributions
Business
Yes, I was eating alot. Yes, I was sitting on planes, cars and busses. So who's not going to want to get a bit of a sweat on and climb a pleasant 2 miles up to a vista point? I wanted to do it for the exercise, but the vista - once up there - was totally amazing. You could see all the way into Madrid, as well as the lovely town of El Escorial. Not sure how to find it except to look for the "La Silla" signs - we parked at the bottom and walked up. Got there at 11am to beat the heat and crowds. As we were coming down around 12:30 crowds (families with picnics) and heat were arriving in spades.
Written June 5, 2015
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capeTownTravel
Cape Town, South Africa30 contributions
Couples
Put on your hiking shoes for the pleasant 4 km walk (8 km there and back) from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Filipe's stone chair overlooking the monastry. A wonderful excursion to start or end the day.
Written October 31, 2014
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ascot35
Camelford, UK64 contributions
Friends
Need to go to La Silla, great view. There is also a small bar there but does not open until 5pm. The locals love it there.
Written August 20, 2013
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