Guided tour

San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Touristcheck | Tours MAD

San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Monastery and Site Guided Tour

Activity provider: Touristcheck | Tours MAD

From US$ 42.22 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Monastery, considered one of the most important Spanish Renaissance monuments. Learn all about the historical and cultural significance of this architectural complex near Madrid.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the Spanish Golden Age and the reign of Philip II
  • Visit the Royal Library, a Renaissance statement of power
Full description

Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and travel through the history of Spain to the reign of Philip II. Admire this Renaissance marvel and learn from your local guide the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish Golden Age. Discover the interior of this imposing building built in the 16th century. Explore the basilica, the Battle Hall, the pantheon, the palatial rooms, and other essential places of the monument. Also, visit the famous library of the Royal Monastery whose volumes were collected by Philip II to expand his humanistic knowledge. After two hours of unveiling the mysteries of this grill-shaped monastery, finish the guided tour next to the entrance.

  • Tour guide
  • Entry ticket to the Monastery
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Swimwear
  • Making noise
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4.7 /5

based on 40 reviews

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Tour guide was very knowledgeable

May 25, 2022

The very nice guide and good treatment. We are delighted, we will repeat with these travel guides.

March 6, 2022

Something important is missing, the headphones. You had to be close to hear.

February 28, 2022

Product ID: 404116