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El Escorial monastery
de Juan de Borbon y Battemberg, 28200 El Escorial Driving directions
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Opening hours

Apr-Sep: daily except Mon 10am-8pm; Oct-Mar: daily except Mon 10am-6pm - closed 1 and 6 Jan, 1 May, 14 Sep, 24-25 and 31 Dec

Description

More well known as El Escorial, the imposing monastery of San Lorenzo el Real is located on a beautiful natural site at the foot of Mount Abantos. Felipe II had this emblematic edifice built, creating a style that combined the opulence of a palace with the austerity of a monastery. A Unesco World Heritage Site, this edifice of pharaonic dimensions is worthy of a visit for its royal pantheon and for the art gallery packed with work by famous artists.

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Where to eatnearby

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    211 m - Floridablanca 24, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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    468 m - Calvario 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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    13 Km - Carretera Las Rozas-El Escorial 12, 28260 Galapagar