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Royal Monastery of El Escorial: Admission + Guided Tour

See 'the 8th Wonder of the World' where the kings of Spain are buried

Alianza Alfajor SL - Walky Tours
Registered address: Avenida Ciudad de Barcelona 43, 28007, Madrid, ES
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Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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What's included

Admission to the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Expert guide in history

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At least 4 people is needed for this tour to operate. In case the minimum is not reached, the tour operator will contact you.
  • Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984
  • Learn all the facts about this residence of the royal family and the burial place of the kings of Spain
  • See where all the kings of Spain, except Felipe V and Fernando VI, are buried

The Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial has been considered by some as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', thanks to both its size and its enormous symbolic value. This 2-hour tour is designed to show you some of the rooms in this world-famous monastery, and let you in on what happened within its walls.

Find out why Felipe II, King of Spain (1556–1598), chose this location at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama as you tour the basilica, the battle hall, the pantheon – where the kings are buried – the palatial rooms, and even the famous library. This is where Felipe II kept his volumes, and spent hours reading!

A fascinating and educational trip back in time.

Show your smartphone ticket to the guide at the Entrance for Groups of the Monastery (the door with the Spanish flag); they will be holding a Todo Tours blue umbrella.

Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Av Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n, 28200, Madrid
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  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit date.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit date.

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3 reviews
Louis,  Spain Spain
28 Mar 2024
Fantastic guide Isabel, great art history focus. A wonderful experience, the collection of work is amazing, and the building itself a marvel.
El Escorial: Admission + Guided Tour
Roberto,  Ireland Ireland
24 Dec 2023
A great experience, Juan the tour guide was just perfect, very knowledgeable and engaging.
El Escorial: Admission + Guided Tour
Jacek,  Poland Poland
17 Jan 2024
Super!!!!! 👍👍👍🤗
El Escorial: Admission + Guided Tour

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