If you're planning to stay in Madrid and you are passionate about architecture, you can't miss this half-day experience. Get ready to explore the unique El Escorial Monastery, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Located 45 kilometers away from the Spanish capital, the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial is a must-see for those who are visiting Madrid, as it used to be the historical residence of the King of Spain in past.
This 5-hour tour will begin in the morning departing from the heart of Madrid on a comfortable bus, to reach the town of San Lorenzo del Escorial, where this majestic palace is located. Accompanied by a tour guide, the visit includes the monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, as well as the Basilica. Don't miss the opportunity to admire the breathtaking views of the palace located in the middle of a valley, the majestic gardens, and the building reflection in its pool. On this tour, you'll also learn more about the "Escurialense" architecture, a typical style born after the construction of this palace. In this experience, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the library.