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Tours to El Escorial Royal Monastery from Madrid

As a prominent World Heritage Site, El Escorial is one of the most visited Spanish tourist sites. Read about what makes this unique place so popular among all generations in our short guide.


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From Madrid: Royal Monastery of El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen + Royal Site of Aranjuez

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Full day tour from Madrid will take you to the some of the most beautiful places in Spain.... Read more

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Full Day Tour to El Escorial and Segovia From Madrid

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Royal Monastery of El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Tour from Madrid

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Half Day Tour from Madrid: Royal Monastery of El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen

Join us on this magnificent tour and you will visit the beautiful Royal Monastery of El E.... Read more

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Full Day Tour to Escorial and Toledo from Madrid

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Half Day Tour to El Escorial and Valle in Madrid

Visit one of the main Spanish Renaissance monuments in Madrid​, Monastery of San Lorenzo !... Read more


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Visiting El Escorial Monastery from Madrid

Visiting El Escorial Monastery from Madrid
This historical residence of Spanish royalty makes for an amazing one day trip choice, guaranteeing to educate you in Spanish culture as well as give you an enjoyable time. First, you'll see the royal monastery, a striking sight that outwardly resembles a fortress with its imposing towers and grey granite facade while holding numerous treasures on the inside.

Walk through the labyrinth of charming porticos connecting courtyards open to the sky while observing some of the most famous art masterpieces from Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco and others. The crossing pathways and hidden chambers will transport you to a different time while you learn about the long history of El Escorial. For example, the site holds not one but three libraries that were built to maintain numerous priceless manuscripts and also for discovering and preserving new volumes.

You'll walk through the chambers of the Palace of Philip II and the long Hall of Battles corridor famous for colorful fresco paintings depicting Spanish war quests. Visit Pantheon of the Kings where the last remains of kings and queens are being kept and learn about their lives and how they were connected to El Escorial itself.

If you want to know even more, you can see what riches are being held in the Architectural Museum on site, or simply walk through Gardens of the Friars and relax enjoying the beauty of nature. The monastery isn't the only part of El Escorial as few kilometres away lies a royal lodge that the king used as a retreat on his hunting trips.

Good news is that your one day trip can also include other historical sites like Valley of the Fallen and Royal Site of Aranjuez or towns like Segovia and Toledo. All these places hold significant cultural value and make for an excellent addition to your excursion.

El Escorial is visited by half a million people each year – join them on this trip and learn what makes it an opportunity not worth missing out on.
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It was a good day with a good guide. The only thing is that we are not able to take pictures inside the monument.

Dittas F., Philippines

On excursion: From Madrid: Royal Monastery of El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen + Royal Site of Aranjuez