Last Sunday, April 3, we went by train to El Escorial, a town in the province of Madrid located near the mountains.
The most relevant thing about this town is that there is the monastery of El Escorial, an emblematic building built by Philip II that, in addition to the monastery, housed the king’s personal quarters, his palace, an imposing basilica and a magnificent library, among other things.
In addition to all these spaces, we were also able to walk through the gardens where the monks meditated, as well as the private gardens of the king and his family.
Basic rate 12 €.
Visitors who do not qualify for the reduced or free rate.
Reduced rate 6 €.
Students up to 25 years of age with an updated national or international student card.
Free access 0 € 0
Disabled persons holding accreditation. The accompanying person also has free access.
(From April to September) Wednesdays and Sundays from 15:00 to 19:00, free admission for citizens of the European Union, residents and work permit holders in that area and Latin American citizens, upon proof of nationality (national identity card, passport or driver’s license) or residence or work permit. These tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office.
It is necessary to carry an identity document (passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.).