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Gardens of the San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial

  • San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial. San Lorenzo de Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

    San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial. San Lorenzo de Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

  • Gardens surrounding the San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial.  San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid.

    Gardens surrounding the San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid.

  • Monastery and Friars Garden. San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

    Monastery and Friars Garden. San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

  • San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

    San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

  
Avenida de Juan de Borbón y Battemberg s/n
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 918905904 - +34 918905903

Fax+34 918907818

E-mailinfo@patrimonionacional.es

Websitehttp://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Palacios-Reales/Real-Sitio-de-San-Lorenzo-del-Escorial.aspx

The Monastery and Site of El Escorial have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens extend through the monastery's main cloister, known as the Evangelists' Courtyard, and through the southern and eastern forecourts. They are in a sheltered location and receive the best sunlight, making them an ideal place for a pleasant stroll, even in the dead of winter. Philip II, who loved gardens, took a personal interest in these, bringing in specialised gardeners, so that the beds of brightly-coloured flowers bordered by box hedges looked like "fine rugs from Damascus". Today, in these same beds, the hedges interweave designs without flowers. You can enjoy this incomparable place in the different gardens surrounding the monastery: the private King's Garden, the Friars' Garden and the Convalescents' Gallery.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

Free admission

  

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View of the cart with the image of the Virgin accompanied by pilgrims © Comunidad de Madrid

Sep 13, 2015

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

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