"My Home town!" Top 5 Page for this destination El Escorial by Aerond

El Escorial Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 59 photos

I live in this fabulous town 40 km. far from Madrid. El Escorial is quite famous between every side-trip possible if you´re visiting Madrid.
It´s quite good connected with the capital through trains and buses and it´s worth a look.
The first monument, and the most important which is placed in my town it´s the monastery, built in Felipe II epoque. The monastery is placed in the high part of the town, called San Lorenzo de El Escorial, which is the touristical town. You can enter the monastery which is shown as a museum with things of the times of which was built.
Second "a must" visit to El Escorial, is known as La silla (which is the place in the top of a hill where Felipe II used to check the state of the work for the monastery).
Also not to miss "La casita del principe" and "El valle de los caídos"-Where you have to get by car or with groups in bus-, that´s where General Franco were taken afterhis death in 1975.

Anyway, if you come to Madrid don´t miss it, ´cos you´ll have a great time.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy to reach and visit in 1 day from Madrid!! Nice views and sightseeing.
  • Cons:Considered by some as an "home" for fascists
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful town near Madrid.
  • Intro Written May 3, 2005
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 10:43 PM

    Hola Dani! Una pagina muy interesante, pero querría ver unas fotografias también. Feliz cumpleaños desde Finlandia!

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 10:17 AM

    Aerond, good tip on where to eat near El Escorial, I wish I had known that when I was there last year. Karl

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