The monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is an architectural complex located in a city with the same name, which also includes a royal palace, a basilica, a cemetery and a library. It was built in the sixteenth century by order of King Philip II, and has served as a residence of the royal family for several times. The basilica, guarded by the monks of the Order of St. Augustine, serves as a burial for many kings of Spain.
It is a very interesting place for sightseeing because in addition to its historical and artistic importance, it is in a region with great natural wealth, near the park of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the north of Madrid.
In this half-day excursion to El Escorial, we can enjoy a day with nature, reliving for a few hours the splendor of Spain in the sixteenth century, through one of the most important architectural complexes in the country.