Visit the eighth wonder of the world in the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama. Get to know the town that was born thanks to the monastery.
Things to do El Escorial Guided Tour
Do you want to discover one of the Royal Sites of Spain? Well, thanks to the Guided Tour of El Escorial, you will be able to know the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and its famous monastery.
With our guide in Spanish, you can learn about the most famous stories of this beautiful place. Did you know, for example, that the town arose from the monastery and not the other way around? Or that San Lorenzo de El Escorial belonged to the neighbouring municipality of El Escorial? When it became independent, it was left with the most important buildings of the Royal Site within its municipal term.
The complex includes a royal palace, a basilica, a pantheon, a library, a school and the famous monastery that gives the place its name. It was ordered to be built by Emperor Felipe II and started by the architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, although Juan de Herrera was the one who continued it, giving rise to the unique Herrerian style. Did you know that since the 16th century it was considered the eighth wonder of the world?
You can also enjoy a large museum collection, as it houses paintings, sculptures, chants, scrolls, liturgical ornaments and other luxurious or sacred objects of great artistic and historical value. You can even visit the tombs where the different kings of Spain rest, as well as the parents of Juan Carlos, I, although they did not reign.
With the Guided Tour of El Escorial, you can walk through this beautiful town in the Sierra del Guadarrama, visit its majestic monastery as well as other buildings of the Royal Site such as the Casita del Príncipe or the Casita del Infante. What are you waiting for to discover this World Heritage site?
Highlights to see in El Escorial Guided Tour
Casita del Príncipe
Casita del Infante
¡Y mucho más!
Guide in Spanish
A partir de 18 años: 12.50 €
Availability and starting time
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity
The best Spanish Speaking guides of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Plaza Jacinto Benavente, en San Lorenzo del Escorial
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
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Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?