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Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Address: Avenida Juan de Borbon y Battenberg s/n, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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+34 918 90 59 02
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid with Optional Toledo or...
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El Escorial Monastery and Madrid Sightseeing City Tour

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a must see in the region

easy to find, it's a huge museum it's one hour and half from Madrid by car. it's 10 euro the entrance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

easy to find, it's a huge museum it's one hour and half from Madrid by car. it's 10 euro the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place and architecture. .. the English voice table guide really useful Tour easy to do by yourself. ... Lot's of history and stories behind for history loves ..... I stood alot at attached pic's and history readers will understand why!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive place with plenty of grandeur to see. We took a train from Madrid and then walked up to the monastery, it's all up hill to the site so I'd recommend a bus or taxi from the train station depending on your fitness. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend visiting here when in Madrid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An architecture of piety and power, of humility and pride. A home for political strategy and the reconciliation with the Lord. Center of education, mercy and power-play. A collection of the arts and burial place for many. All this with a basilica that shows the blend of God's splendor, love and mercy. And everything very much alive as at its... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I went to visit friends for a short break in Madrid and was recommended to go here on the one day when I had some free time to escape Madrid and I'm very glad we got on the train to do this... I don't think anything can prepare you for the sheer scale and magnificence of El Escorial ....it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is a must if you are in Madrid. The library looks like taken out of a Harry Potter movie. And this is where all the Kings of Spain are buried back to the middle ages!!

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Lommel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we took a regular bus 664 or 661 from Madrid Moncloa metro station to el Escorial. In 50 minutes by very comfortable coach for just 4,25 per person and 10 € entrance fee is a great deal compared to the 65€ pp excursions local agencies offer. you can rent an ipad for personal guidance. we were surprised by the magnitude... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building is very large, the tour is a bit disjointed but the items to view vary from stunning, the church , to scary, the Hapsburg crypt, to lovely the Bourbob crypt and other art work. Well worth the visit. We went in winter and heating did not seem to be on so dress warm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This palace built by King Felipe II of Spain and is located a short distance from Madrid. It is interesting to visit since it is listed as one of the wonders of the world. In the main street of the village there are very good restaurants and placid places to walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This Monastery has a rich and interesting history. It is incredibly large with many interior rooms- only a few on view. We stayed a short time but felt in was an important piece of Spanish/Madrid history. Our Spanish friends were very proud of this place.

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