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Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial Entrance Ticket

Entry ticket

Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial Entrance Ticket

From US$ 17.38 per person

Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and travel through the history of Spain and the reign of Philip II. Take in notable artistic pieces by architect and artist, Juan de Villanueva.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Explore inside San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Madrid
  • Enter the monastery of El Escorial and explore Renaissance buildings and gardens
  • View the Valley of the Fallen’s basilica and the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range
  • Dive into Spanish Renaissance history, including gardens, chapels, and town squares
  • Discover works of art by architect Juan de Villaneuva
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Enjoy a visit to the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and discover the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish Golden Age. See how Italian and Flemish artistic forms blend together and learn of the era of Philip II.

Explore the building that houses several different purposes. First, the monastery of San Lorenzo el Real was created for the monks of the order of St. Jerome. Explore around and learn of Emperor Charles V and his wife who once lived there.

Experience the untouched layout of the building, which to this day is largely unaltered. From the Library to the palace, walk through and find the Basilica, erected in 1574, and ponder the artwork that took years to complete.

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Meet at the entrance of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

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It is definitely worth seeing the monastery as well as the seat and burial place of the Spanish kings and their families. A history lesson for everyone who is interested in this country. Only an hour's train ride from Madrid. In the village itself, there are a lot of nice pubs where you can eat traditional Spanish dishes and gargle with cold beer or wine after intensive sightseeing ....

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July 22, 2022

The library is a treasure with all its works adorned with illuminations. Too bad that the photos are totally prohibited to keep a memory of this room. We couldn't take a look at the basilica because there was mass.

September 28, 2022

August 12, 2022

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