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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial by using our San Lorenzo de El Escorial family vacation planner.
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  • Its sober architecture is not for everyone's taste. Their imitation in the post-war era with the neoherreriano style - for example the Air Ministry in Madrid - makes that more than one rash lifting him. But it is an essential visit to learn about the history of Spain. With its lights and shadows. And the better and more finished example of the import of the architecture of the Cinquecento in Spain. If you are travelling with children, two warnings. Travel may be tired for them descend into the crypt and the mortuary pavilions may not please them
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  • The truth is that the surroundings and the history stored in its interior is impressive but what I hallucinate, and that I disappointed, after paying an entry with guide does not let you take any picture inside, I understand that the camera flash may damage the paintings and antiques that there is inside but not let you remove or photos without flash!. I asked a security person and he said that was not allowed to because it was part of the heritage, heritage is not ours?, after a talk with another Member of the interior confessed that it was to make their sales in stores! INCREDIBLE! A pity that not we can take a picture of something our without paying!
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  • Impressive. I was delighted, it is worth the trip. The guided tour is not bad price (about 4 - €5) and the tour guide was a love. I was delighted. In addition, I met with the hour of recreation of the school that is in the monastery and I could go to see it. If you go by the Escorial, do not hesitate to visit it.
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  • This is the royal palace to end all royal palaces. Gigantic proportions. Beautiful furnishings, painting and tapestries. A crypt that houses most of the royalty of the 1500’s and a stunning French garden. Plan on spending at least half a day. The associated village is charming and a great place to find a good tapas lunch.
  • Beautiful architecture, art and more. Worth checking out without a doubt if you find yourself spending a nice afternoon in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
  • Old residence of spanish royalties. Very beautiful location close to the mountains of Sierra de Guardaramma.
  • Simply beautull!!! Two hour tour is enough!
  • A place where royal family tombs are located. Nothing special but painting inside more than centuries old and beautiful. Cannot take photos inside.
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