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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  • Very easy to reach by bus from Intercabiador de Moncloa. Beautiful monastery. Wonderful library of Philip II and the tomb of the King! Must see!
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  • A place of stop mandatory for anyone lover of history, is already the third time that I have visited it and again :)
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  • If this monastery, which represents, its treasures... were in London, Paris, NYork, Berlin would... ask for appointment for a visit. Here or appreciate it. That is the sense of nation that we have in Spain! Must-see, best tours, all Spanish and all foreigners who visit Madrid. Only by the Greco, Tizziano, Bank...
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