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San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

1. 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.

From Madrid: El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen, & City Tour

2. From Madrid: El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen, & City Tour

See the largest Renaissance building in the world at the El Escorial monastery on this tour in Madrid. Go to where the dictator Francisco Franco was once buried at the Valley of the Fallen. Take a drive to the key key sights in Madrid with a local guide. Be picked up from your hotel in Madrid by your driver. Relax on the trip to the El Escorial monastery that was built by King Philip II. Explore this massive complex that is a monastery, hospital, royal palace, pantheon, library, university, museum, and basilica. Next, continue to the Valley of the Fallen that is a catholic basilica and a monument where national figures have been laid to rest. Take a look at the artwork at this site where 40,000 people have been buried. Listen to your guide tell you about the Spanish Civil war. Ride through Madrid and see the top sights before heading back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about San Lorenzo de El Escorial

We made the visit with Juan de Todo Tour, and we loved it! I am a tourist guide and I can say that his work was outstanding. He made himself very personable and his knowledge of history and art was fabulous.

Monumental sitio donde están enterrados casi todos los reyes de España, recorriendo además parte de este majestuoso edificio. Imperdible !

Good visit, because the guide, very friendly, made the effort to speak French!!! Enriching visit Thank you

The very nice guide and good treatment. We are delighted, we will repeat with these travel guides.

Very good guided visit! Truly interesting, worth it.