Discover all the secrets of San Lorenzo de Escorial with this fantastic guided tour of the magnificent monastery and the beautiful municipality where it is located.
El Escorial Complete Tour
The tour will start from main door of Monastery, in front of the town hall.
We'll spend 2 hours enjoying a tour inside this imposing building built in the 16th century. Do you know why Philip II chose this location at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama? We'll learn the reasons for his choice as we walk through the basilica, the Battle Room, the pantheon, the palatial rooms and other essential parts of the monument.
Along the way, we'll also visit the famous library of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, whose volumes were collected by Philip II (the first ones were bought by his father, Emperor Charles V), to broaden his humanistic knowledge. Any prince or king of the 16th century had to have a great bibliographical legacy and, without doubt, the Spanish monarch fulfilled this premise to perfection.
After unravelling the mysteries of this monastery in the shape of a grill, the guided tour will end at the entrance.
If you want a more personalized experience exclusively for you and your companions, you can book the private tour of El Escorial.
Tour in English
Children between 5 and 16 years oldUS$ 27.70
Over 65 years oldUS$ 27.70
Children under 5 years oldFree
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
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