Spain Impressive: EL ESCORIAL

Day trips from Madrid Spain | Fun things to do in Madrid

duration 5 hours

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Sightseeing Madrid | Fun Things to do in Madrid - Day Trip

In this tour you will feel the atmosphere of the Habsburg’s time and will see probably the most exciting monument around Madrid. El Escorial is a beautiful town, located about 50 kms from Madrid.

This place was chosen by Philip II to build a palace-monastery, also a pantheon for the royal family and nowdays it has been recognized as World Heritage Site. Both the king and his architect Juan de Herrera designed very carefully every detail in this impressive building.

It is full of symbols, mysteries and curiosities and on this tour will discover its secrets and will learn the hidden messages.

Languages: Spanish, English

Private groups, min. 2 people, max. 6 people

Duration: 5 hours

Activity level: Moderate

Transport: public bus

Handicap friendly: No

Kid Friendly: Yes

Extra cash per person: 10 EUR for bus ride both ways, 11 EUR site entrance fee


We will meet at Moncloa Bus Station at 8:40 am. Bus leaves at 9:00 hrs and takes 60 min to El Escorial.

The tour includes the Habsburg's rooms, Royal Pantheon, part of the monastery, basilica, library and gardens.

We will finish at about 14:00 and you may come back to Madrid by bus or have lunch on your own and continue enjoying the town.