El Escorial monastery

Highly recommended
More well known as El Escorial, the imposing monastery of San Lorenzo el Real is located on a beautiful natural site at the foot of Mount Abantos. Felipe II had this emblematic edifice built, creating a style that combined the opulence of a palace with the austerity of a monastery. A Unesco World Heritage Site, this edifice of pharaonic dimensions is worthy of a visit for its royal pantheon and for the art gallery packed with work by famous artists.

Useful information

Address:

av. de Juan de Borbon y Battemberg, 28200 El Escorial

Phone:

+34 918 90 59 04

Price:

10 € (-15 years old 5 €)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: daily except Mon 10am-8pm; Oct-Mar: daily except Mon 10am-6pm - closed 1 and 6 Jan, 1 May, 14 Sep, 24-25 and 31 Dec

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