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Architecture and Painting Museum in the El Escorial Monastery

  • Aerial view of the Monastery of El Escorial, the site of the Museum of Architecture and Painting of El Escorial © Turespaña

    Aerial view of the Monastery of El Escorial, the site of the Museum of Architecture and Painting of El Escorial © Turespaña

  

Category

Other museums / collections

Owner

State
Calle don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n.
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Madrid
Madrid

How this masterpiece was built

It reveals the secrets behind the building of this monument, designated a World Heritage Site.

The Architecture Museum in the El Escorial Monastery contains a wide selection of documents, building materials and machinery used in the construction of this monument, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The museum enables visitors to learn about the techniques used to erect this impressive structure. The monastery also has a large collection of paintings from the Flemish, German, Italian and Spanish schools of the 15th-17th centuries. The breathtaking work by El Greco, "The Martyrdom of St. Maurice", presides over this interesting art gallery comprising nine halls displaying paintings by such renowned painters as Titian, Ribera, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, Velázquez, Hieronymus Bosch and Zurbarán.

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

Rates

 

General: €10

Reduced: €5

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.

Services
Audio guide
Guided tours

Reservations
Website: http://https://entradas.patrimonionacional.es/es-ES/informacion-recinto/1/san-lorenzo-del-escorial

  

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