The 8th wonder of Modern Age
Less than an hour away from Madrid, embraced by the Sierra de Guadarrama is situated the famous Monastery and Royal Palace San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
A highlight of Spanish Renaissance it is considered the last will and obsession of probably the most powerful king of those times: Philip II. A perfect example of mathematics proportions and symbolism.
After picking you up at your accommodation place we head north of Madrid. At the booton of the Mountain Range "Guadarrama" is located the village of El Escorial.
Impressive in its regular proportions and the amount of granite blocks needed for the construction, the Monastery of San Lorenzo is a multi-functional building, it is a Royal Pantheon, a Monastery, a School, and a Royal Residence. The ruler of the Spanish Empire wanted to built a perfect building to fulfill its own ambitions and dreams.
Slowly we walk through the different courtyards and rooms of this massive construction: Paintings, Sculpture and architecture are joined together in ideal proportions.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any location within Madrid
End location: Any place you would like to be drop off within Madrid
Duration: 4 hours
Mercedes Van for up to 6 people
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 eur - Escorial 8 Euro entrance Fee per person