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Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Avenida Juan de Borbon y Battenberg s/n, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 59 02
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Juan de Borbon y Battenberg s/n, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 59 02
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is an amazing place full of history! I loved the church and the gardens outside. Some rooms from the King and Queen have been recreated with lots of details. The tombs of former kings and queens can be visited. Many pieces of art in...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to go from Madrid on bus, nice panoramic views. We went on a Sunday and it was not crowded. Graves area are very interesting, gardens are well preserve and in good shaped to be photographed. Big enough to spend almost a day.

Thank Lety1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the metro to Moncloa, then bus 661 from Madrid. This ended up being pretty straight forward. There is a bit of a walk from the bus depot to the Monastery, but it is an easy walk. The monastery looks reasonably plain from the...More

1  Thank Dinks93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Monasterio is about 50 mins from Madrid, and some times we do not have time to go that far, but I think we did the right choice, we hire a taxi to take us there, and we do not regret it, it was really...More

Thank Avicultura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1h from Madrid with cercanias(train between small cities), EL ESCORIAL is a must place to visit.Is a historical residence of the King of Spain

Thank Ovidiu S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even ih the basilic is closed, you pay thr same price. Be aware on saturdays afternoons.... if there are marriages....

Thank Luc A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having planned a half day trip to San Lorenzo was actually one of the best days I've had in Madrid!! I recommend to take a 1h bus ride from Moncloa, it stops very close to Monastery unlike a train... The complex is truly beautiful, it...More

1  Thank michaelahr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fairly expensive Viator tour that took up most of the day. It featured pickup from our hotel (actually we got a message to meet at a hotel nearby) from where we were bussed to a central collection point, from where we were...More

Thank Casualhiker22
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is the great palace built at the height of Spain's power with the wealth of her conquests in the Americas. It's a bit stark in overall, although suitably baroque in places, built more as an imposing edifice than a work of art. The palace...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We booked with Julia travel, the trip to Escorial was very educational! The guide was knowledgeable. The Valley of the Fallen was also educational. Appreciate our guide, you will learn a lot with a good guide!

Thank Alexander T
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Beth R
29 May 2017|
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Response from CIBERPETRUS | Reviewed this property |
I know the acorn liqueur. Search google : destilerias espronceda
9 April 2017|
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Response from menachemle | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours would be a good time to plan although you have about an hour drive.
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5 February 2016|
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Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
There are trains for sure. Do a little research on line to find the nearest train station to your location and departure times. Travel time from Toledo is several hours so if you want to visit both El Escorial and Valle de... More