San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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  • El Escorial & Basilica of the Valley 5-Hour Guided Tour

    1. El Escorial & Basilica of the Valley 5-Hour Guided Tour

    After meeting with your guide, get away from the bustle of the city on a comfortable air-conditioned coach. At the first stop, enjoy a guided tour through the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. Built in the 15th century, it is a symbol of the power of the government at the time. Learn about the impressive Royal Mausoleum and the story behind the 21 years of construction time. Marvel at the symmetry of the Renaissance style building. Listen to your guide's commentaries as you explore the Habsburg’s Palace, the Chapter House, the Basilica, and the remarkable library.  Then, board your bus again for a short drive to the Valley of the Fallen. The site is located 9 kilometers away from El Escorial, in Sierra de Guadarrama. This enormous monument, built between 1940 and 1959, is carved into the mountain, 1,350 meters up. An impre...

    Tour guide was lovely, was not too many people on the tour. Lovely transport too, and we got to see everything we wanted to.

  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

    2. San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

    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.

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What people are saying about San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Excellent, especially the quality of the guide. He showed great knowledge throughout the development of the visits, in a pleasant way and without losing seriousness. Highly recommended.

Very nice!

The only terrible thing about the visit was the extreme climate we encountered those days. It the visit and guide were very nice!!!!

Tour guide was lovely, was not too many people on the tour. Lovely transport too, and we got to see everything we wanted to.

Superb site in the heights of Madrid in altitude. An excellent guide. To do despite restrictions due to Covid

With Sylvia a good guide in a comfortable bus to El Escorial and a nice trip. perfect!