Monastery of El Escorial from Madrid - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

97752


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
No wheelchair or stair difficulties friendly. There are many steps inside.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Portuguese (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

Funerary architecture or counter-reformation symbol?


After the Middle Ages ended in Spain, the new Absolute Monarchy was in need of new buildings that would be representative of this new era. In the year 1563 this project of Philip II started to see the light under the wonderful mountains of Guadarrama, in the north of the Madrid region. 20 years later the biggest Catholic Monastery is finished and up to our days it is still used as the burial pantheon of the Spanish Royal family.

Royal Apartments, Royal Pantheon, Princes Pantheon, Chapter Rooms, Cloister, Courtyard of the Kings and Library. All decorated with some of the magnificent works of art commissioned by the most powerful King of his time: Philipp II.

We'll get to know too the first Catholic church built after the rules of the counter-reformation. Very interesting, indeed!

Itinerary

From Madrid to El Escorial we will travel either by bus or train, once there we'll walk to the Monastery and visit from the Library to the Royal Apartments, visiting the Cripta where the Spanish Royal Family is buried.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

Public bus

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My guiding services, assistance from Madrid to El Escorial from Tuesday to Fridays between March and end of October (Ask for weekend rates during these months), from Tuesday to Sunday from November to end of February.
And as a full licensed guide, my entrance fee to the Monastery.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Eur - Entrance fee to Monastery: 10 Eur per pax
Plus whatever you want to spend on food

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks
A Recent Review of this tour

Susana V. was wonderful. She picked us up at the airport, settled us in our hotel and proceeded to spend 3 lovely days with us! She is extremely knowledgeable about Spanish history, very friendly, and easy to understand. Even though we had just gotten off the plane, we were totally engaged in the stories of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. We would recommend her without reservation for this tour.
Robin L.

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    Tour Price

    291 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 5 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    97752


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    No wheelchair or stair difficulties friendly. There are many steps inside.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Portuguese (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

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