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
Download Download See more
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.


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

More information and contact


Official Website

More information at

UNESCO website


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

Tours and activities: Monastery and Site of the Escurial

Madrid: Toledo and El Escorial Full-Day Coach Tour

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day Tour from Madrid

from 74 USD

From Madrid: Full Day Avila, Segovia and El Escorial Tour

Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Skip the line
from 70 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now