Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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A historical residence of the King of Spain and monastery built in the 1500s, Monasterio y 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 Monasterio y 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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  • A must-see, World Heritage place. A huge building, library, Chapel, Pantheon, patios, halls, gardens... in which Miss leaving you amazed by beauty, architecture or history that follows the place. I chose to tour and was really satisfied. The guide was really good. For just € 4 is worth considering it, since it offers enjoyable and interesting explanations of the main points of this monastery. An awesome place.
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  • You can buy only or also with guide. The visit lasts like 2 hours approximately, have to climb several flights of stairs.
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  • We arrived at 18, 2 hours from close and from the beginning all were rushing to close. It is assumed that it closes at 8 and half an hour before already you could not see anything because the officers on duty refused to meet the schedule. In addition friendly and service security with very bad manners. It's a shame because the monastery was beautiful and well preserved.
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