Guided tour

San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

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San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

From US$ 34.90 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Monastery, considered one of the most important Spanish Renaissance monuments. Learn all about the historical and cultural significance of this architectural complex near Madrid.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the Spanish Golden Age and the reign of Philip II
  • Visit the Royal Library, a Renaissance statement of power
Full description

Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and travel through the history of Spain to the reign of Philip II. Admire this Renaissance marvel and learn from your local guide the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish Golden Age. Discover the interior of this imposing building built in the 16th century. Explore the basilica, the Battle Hall, the pantheon, the palatial rooms, and other essential places of the monument. Also, visit the famous library of the Royal Monastery whose volumes were collected by Philip II to expand his humanistic knowledge. After two hours of unveiling the mysteries of this grill-shaped monastery, finish the guided tour next to the entrance.

  • Tour guide
  • Entry ticket to the Monastery
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Swimwear
  • Making noise
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4.5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Very good guided visit! Truly interesting, worth it.

October 4, 2021

Muy bien explicado

October 13, 2021


Tuvimos que esperar más de 30 min para poder entrar, fuera de eso todo muy bien a pesar de que los guardias apresuraban a la Guía.

October 11, 2021

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