Monastery and Site of the Escurial

Local nameReal Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
LocationEl Escorial, Spain

Built in the 16th century, this extensive complex used to be a royal residence of the Monarchy of Spain. It houses a church, monastery, royal palace and library. Be sure to visit also the Gardens of the Friars, adjacent to the monastery.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site makes for a perfect day trip from Madrid. Easily accessible by train.

Tags Renaissance ArchitectureHistoric House MuseumBasilicaRoyal ResidenceUNESCOMonasteryPalaceChurchCastle
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Madrid: Toledo and El Escorial Full-Day Coach Tour

Opening hours

Oct - Mar: Tue - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm
Apr - Sep: Tue - Sun: 10 am - 8 pm

Closed on Mondays, Jan 1, 6, May 1, Dec 24, 25, 31.

Admission

General: €10
Reduced: €5
Children (under 5): free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Escorial

Official Website http://www.patrimonionacional.es/

More information at spain.info http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/arte/monumentos/madrid/real_monasterio_de_san_lorenzo_de_el_escorial.html

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/318

Email secretaria.escorial@patrimonionacional.es

Phone +34 91 890 59 03

Address Avda. Don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n. 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

Coordinates 40°35'20.644" N -4°8'52.96" E

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