El Escorial tour

UNESCO World Heritage- close to Madrid.

‘Eighth Wonder of the World’

El Escorial is an extremely important place for Spain. It is the marriage of granite with Spain’s history. It is a mysterious place, a symbol of Counter –Reformation and Inquisition, the most untypical royal palace in the world.

In the north of the capital, in the middle of Madrid’s  mountains, you find the place where a king decided to build his home, a Basilica, a monastery and a Royal Pantheon, in the days when Spain was the richest and most powerful nation in the world, an empire on which the sun never set.

You can get to El Escorial in less then an hour from Madrid, crossing Hemingway’s favorite Guadarrama Mountains.

In El Escorial you will be able to:

  • Visit the Palace of Felipe II, who was one of the most interesting Spanish monarchs.
  • Visit the Basilica of El Escorial.
  • See the best example of Spanish Renaissance characterized by naked walls, clean volumes and well calculated geometrical forms.
  • See the Pantheon, where almost all Spanish kings were buried.
  • Enjoy the silence of a small town and breathe in pure mountain air.
  • Visit its gardens

You can combine this tour with  Segovia excursion  or a tour to Avila and extend it to 8 hours.

Meeting place:

Your hotel.

Approximate duration: 5 hours


  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel
  • Ticket reservation
  • Chauffeur
  • Private vehicle or other
  • Official expert guide services

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to El Escorial
  • Local taxes (VAT) to be added


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