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Royal Monastery of El Escorial from Madrid

Tour Description

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


  • 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.


  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.


  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please Note

  • This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • The duration of the tour includes transportation.
  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.
  • 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.


  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain in Madrid city center. Please refer to your documentation for more information.
  • It will not be necessary to print the voucher

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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