Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial skip-the-line tickets and guided tour
Attractions & guided tours

Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial skip-the-line tickets and guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984
  • See where all the kings of Spain, except Felipe V and Fernando VI, are buried
  • Learn all the facts about this residence of the royal family and the burial place of the kings of Spain
What to expect

Madrid has a lot of hidden gems and the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is one of them. This place has been considered by some as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", thanks to both its size and its enormous symbolic value.

This 2-hour tour is designed to show you some of the rooms in this world-famous monastery, and let you in on what happened within its walls and discovering the secrets and mysteris of this building built in the XVI century.

Find out why Felipe II, King of Spain (1556–1598), chose this location at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama as you tour the basilica, the battle hall, the pantheon – where the kings are buried – the palatial rooms, and even the famous library. This is where Felipe II kept his volumes, and spent hours reading!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
    • Entrance fees
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    • Audio guide
    Where

    Monasterio de El Escorial, Av Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

    Meeting point:
    Look for the Todo Tours Guide at the door of the Monastery (Todo Tours umbrella)
    What to remember
    • The tour required a minimum of 2 people to take place
    • It is necessary to make a booking for every member of the group (including babies and children)
    • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the starting time
    • To benefit from the discounts for children and over 65 years old, you must be able to show proof of your age. Otherwise, the price difference must be payed at the entrance
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Touristcheck - ACdPC
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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