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Free Tour of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

A small village nestled in the Sierra de Guadarrama was chosen in the mid-sixteenth century to house the Monastery of El Escorial, the greatest architectural legacy of Philip II. However, this building is only the best known attraction of what is possibly one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Madrid: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the dream paved with stories on which the powerful monarch erected his great refuge.

Description of the experience

Get to know this wonderful town with our freetour, which will take you (for about two hours) around the monastery.

In the Plaza de San Lorenzo, near where we will start the visit, we will talk about a servant of Velázquez with very good skills; and from there, we will continue to the Park of Philip II, where this king had a run-in with a soldier. We will cross to the Carretera de la Estación, where we will be assailed by a question: Why is the huge building that the king ordered to be built in the shape of a grill? Our steps will lead us down Floridablanca Street to the Coliseo de Carlos III, the oldest closed theater in Spain.

We will return to the large esplanade surrounding the monastery to learn about the legend of the golden bricks, and continue to the gardens of the friars, where we will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the place.

We will finish the tour by the Paseo de los Alamillos, looking for the footprint that, according to the story, the devil himself left when he stepped on a rock, enraged because a young girl refused to blaspheme...

Come and discover the history of this exciting town with us!

 

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Duration

 1 hour & 30 min.

 

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially on long weekends and holidays.

 

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We will send you an email with a voucher that you can print or take with you to the activity.

 

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To book the tour you just have to choose the desired date and fill out the form on this page. Confirmation is immediate.

 

Accessibility

Yes (if suitable for persons with reduced mobility)

 

To be considered:

• Tour subject to availability

• A minimum of 4 people is required to guarantee the departure. 

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