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Royal Monastery of El Escorial

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Enjoy a half day tour to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Visit the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Basilica and the Library. Discover the building’s history with your local guide. Enjoy the free time provided after the visit and explore the gardens area

Highlights

  • The Monastery was declared a World Heritage Site.
  • The Monastery was built as a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates Spanish victory at the battle of St. Quentin.
  • It has been considered the eighth wonder of the world, and nowadays it is still considered one of the most singular buildings in Europe.

Included

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Individual radioguided system.

Excluded

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off.

Please Note

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • Royal Monastery of El Escorial visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Please note the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen visitors are requested to respect the following statement: photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, nº 15 (corner Plaza Ramales) and ends at Plaza Oriente.
  • Please print your voucher and give it to your guide. E-voucher accepted.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 91 559 9605 / [email protected]
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show

Check in at our office in central Madrid at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches towards the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.

Symbol of the Spanish power in the 16th century, the site was built to commemorate the victory on the battle of San Quintín. Promoted by King Felipe II, the construction took 21 years to complete and was aimed to be the family vault.

Wonder at the architectural design, based on the symmetry and balance according to the humanist Renaissance style. That is the reason why it has been considered the eighth wonder of the world, and still is one of the most singular buildings in Europe. Get to know the building formerly importance and functionality. Visit some of the site highlights, such as the Habsburg Palace, the Royal Library and the Pantheon for both Kings and Infantes.

At the end of the guided tour you will have free time to visit the site Gardens and surrounding area.

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