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Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo

Home to the majestic monastery and palace complex of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, this one-time royal getaway rises up from the foothills of the mountains that shelter Madrid from the north and west. Although it attr…
Gardens in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Jardín del Príncipe

The Prince’s Garden, which leads down to the town of El Escorial (and the train station), is a lovely monumental garden. It contains the Casita del Príncipe, a little neoclassical gem built in 1772 by Juan de Villan…
Architecture in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Casita del Príncipe

A little neoclassical gem built in 1772 by Juan de Villanueva under Carlos III for his heir, Carlos IV.
Gardens in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Jardín de los Frailes

Just south of Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo is the Jardín de los Frailes, which merits a stroll.