El Escorial Monastery half-day tour from Madrid
Excursions & day trips

El Escorial Monastery half-day tour from Madrid

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Admire the marvelous Monastery of El Escorial
  • Learn about the unique "Escurialense" architecture
  • Enjoy a comfortable trip by bus
What to expect

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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Local guide
    • Transport from Madrid
    • Admission to the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    • Admission to the library
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-15)
    • Seniors (65+)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free admission
    Where

    Calle de Ferraz, 3, Madrid, Spain

    Meeting point:

    In front of the VPT office.

    What to remember
    • No wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    VPT Tours (Viajes Para Todos)
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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