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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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Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Valle de los Caidos
Valle de los Caidos
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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Casa Del Principe
Casa Del Principe
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Gardens

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Al Punto Hambgourmet
Al Punto Hambgourmet
Price: $9 - $20
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Montia
Montia
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Fonda Genara
Fonda Genara
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Charoles
Charoles
Price: $58 - $87
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
AMETStudio
AMETStudio
Dining options: Reservations

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Hospederia de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos
1.5 of 5
Hospederia de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos
$42 - $55
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Hotel Torrelodones
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Hotel Torrelodones
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Hospederia La Canada
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Hotel Posada Don Jaime
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Hotel Posada Don Jaime
$55 - $99 (€49 - €88)
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Hotel De Martin
Hotel De Martin
$66 - $135 (€59 - €120)
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Hotel Sidorme Las Rozas
3.0 of 5
Hotel Sidorme Las Rozas
$41 - $95
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Exe Gran Hotel Almenar
4.0 of 5
Exe Gran Hotel Almenar
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Gran Hotel Las Rozas
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