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Fast Track Ticket: San Lorenzo of El Escorial

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Discover the historic home of the King of Spain, which also served as a monastery, basilica, palace, and educational institute at different points in time, with this fast-track ticket!

Highlights

  • Skip the arduous wait at the ticketing lines and head right into the attraction with fast-track tickets
  • Visit the Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial, an exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Armoury, the Royal Mausoleum, and the Basilica inside the El Escorial Monastery
  • Enjoy unmatched views of the Valley of the Fallen’s basilica and the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range
  • Optional ticket with audio guides (in 16 languages) for deeper insight into the monastery
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Your Experience

Nestled at the foot of Mount Abantos in the Sierra de Guadarrama range, the Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial was chosen to be the seat of Spanish power by King Philip II of Spain. Take some time to soak in the pleasant Spanish countryside from the ‘Courtyard of the Kings’ before entering the Royal Site. Soak up the spectacular artifacts and historic rooms including the Armoury and the Royal Mausoleum.

This tour also gives you an opportunity to sit on the Seat of Philip II and enjoy breathtaking views of El Escorial. Explore the opulent Basilica, the Hall of Battles, and the Pantheon of the Kings, which is one of the primary royal burial vaults. End your tour with visits to the art gallery, architectural museum, and Gardens of the Friars.

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Inclusions

  • Fast-track access to the San Lorenzo of El Escorial
  • Audio-guides (optional)
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Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Meals

Audio Guide Languages

German, Arabic, Catalan, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish,Basque, French, Galician, Hungarian, English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, and Russian

Discounted Tickets

Ages 0-4yrs, large families with accreditation by the Official Family Book, and Members of the ICOM (International Museum Council) enjoy free admission. Ages 5-16yrs, 65yrs and above, and accredited students 25yrs and below enjoy reduced pricing (please carry a valid photo ID)

Ticket Information

In the next step of your booking, choose the desired variant to the ticket:

  • Fast Track Tickets: San Lorenzo of El Escorial: Fast Track Access
  • Fast Track Tickets: San Lorenzo of El Escorial: Fast Track Access + Audio Guide
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • Wheelchairs are available and the Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial is accessible by wheelchair
  • Download the ‘Monastery of El Escorial’ IOS or Andriod app before visiting the attraction for a more informative tour
  • Tourist and cultural groups visiting the attraction with their own official guide will have to mandatorily use group guiding devices such as transmitter microphones and receiver headphones

Timings

Oct-Mar

Daily between 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Apr-Sept

Daily between 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Duration

Approximate duration of the visit to the Monastery is 2hrs

Closed Dates

1 Jan, 6 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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Strict Cancellation Policy

Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry a valid photo ID for verification

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Your ticket redemption point is at the attraction itself, at Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Av Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain)
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Getting There

Closest bus stop is San Lorenzo Escorial-Battenbrg, a 2-minute walk to the attraction

Validity

The ticket is valid only for the date and time that was chosen during booking

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