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San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Monastery, considered one of the most important Spanish Renaissance monuments. Learn all about the historical and cultural significance of this architectural complex near Madrid.


  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the Spanish Golden Age and the reign of Philip II
  • Visit the Royal Library, a Renaissance statement of power


Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and travel through the history of Spain to the reign of Philip II. Admire this Renaissance marvel and learn from your local guide the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish Golden Age. Discover the interior of this imposing building built in the 16th century. Explore the basilica, the Battle Hall, the pantheon, the palatial rooms, and other essential places of the monument. Also, visit the famous library of the Royal Monastery whose volumes were collected by Philip II to expand his humanistic knowledge. After two hours of unveiling the mysteries of this grill-shaped monastery, finish the guided tour next to the entrance.


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