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A historical residence of the King of Spain and monastery built in the 1500s, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial contains the palace of Philip II, where you can see the king’s study and the bedroom where he died. Take it in first from the outside, as you wander through the Courtyard of Kings and Garden of the Friars. Inside, paintings adorn the Hall of Battles, telling the stories of some of Spain’s most important military victories. Descend into the Pantheon of the Kings to discover the burial site for most Spanish monarchs of the last five centuries. Don’t miss the library’s vaulted ceiling, with frescoes depicting the seven liberal arts. Put Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Lorenzo de El Escorial attractions planner .
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Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial Reviews
Hoy estuvimos con amigos visitando con visita guiada, es un lugar increible, y lleno de cultura, es obligato visitar si vienes por madrid. El precio es algo excesivo 64€ con grupo guiado. Por 4 person... more »Today we were with friends visiting with guided tour, it is an incredible place, and full of culture, it is obligatory to visit if you come by madrid. The price is somewhat excessive 64 euros with guided group. For 4 people. Recommendation inside you have machines to pay by credit card and you can take free tickets you only have to pay a normal one. The guide we were assigned a malsima older woman, short. Very boring, all studied without anecdotes or anything and lasts 2 hours the tour.
El precio de la entrada está bien (12€). El problema es que con el audio guía no conoces particularidades que gustan de conocer, ni puedes hacer preguntas de cosas que te gustaría saber ( sobre el cód... more »The price of the ticket is ok (12o). The problem is that with the audio guide you don't know particularities that you like to know, nor can you ask questions of things you would like to know (about the library codex,...). Guided tours should be every half hour and not every hour. Otherwise it is a recommended place to visit.
Very good system and I am strongly satisfied with the way the Staff met with me and behaved. I strongly Happy with Director who came to door with me. Strongly Happy with their help and assistance. Happy with the respect they shown with me from Security guard up to the Librarian. The construction is too much fantastic and amazing represents the European old constructions. I appreciate the King Philip who has recovered the lost Intellectual legacy of Andalusian time.
What a special location! The Palace and Monastery (especially the library and mausoleum) are very interesting and dripping with historic wonder. The town itself is also breathtakingly beautiful. Keep an eye out for the exquisite surprise views towards the Monastery through unexpected openings in the town! Also, as a side note, try to pace yourself making your way through the Monastery, as the Palace is viewed afterwards (I guess, dependent on your depth of historic curiosity :) ).
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