San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Felipe II built this Monastery for the mortal remains of his father, Carlos V, and the royal family. In the time it was being built, it’s objectives were changing: royal residence, cultural centre, hospital and so on.

At the moment this UNESCO World Heritage monument is visited by many tourists each year. El Escorial is a monument you can´t miss. Besides the cultural and historical value for Spain it is beautiful. 

The former Royal palace is situated on a hill with an amazing view over the landscape. You can visit the garden, the library, the many churches, the numerous rooms. Too much to see in one day!

Buy your tickets for the amazin San Lorenzo de El Escorial online and skip the line!

What is included?

Skip the line tickets

What is not included?

Guided tour


Winter (October to March). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Summer (April to September). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

How does it work?

Select the timeslot you want to enter. El Escorial is a very busy monument and we will give you a timeslot for entrance that you have chosen or 15-30 minutes after your timeslot (depends on availability). Make sure that you can enter at this time. After your entrance you can stay as long as you want. 


Street of Juan de Borbón y Battemberg s/n. 28200 San Lorenzo de el Escorial - Madrid
Bus: Line 664 y 661 from the transfer platform in Moncloa (AUTOCARES HERRANZ)
Route: Madrid-San Lorenzo de el Escorial; A-VI, until las Rozas, diversion to M-505; A-VI, diversion to M-600
Train: Madrid-El Escorial. Commuter train C-8 (Atocha Station)