Casita del Príncipe


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

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1. Jardín del Príncipe

0.08 MILES

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…

2. Jardín de los Frailes


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

3. Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo

0.72 MILES

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…

4. Castillo de los Mendoza

17.47 MILES

In Manzanares El Real you can explore the small 15th-century Castillo de los Mendoza, a storybook castle with round towers at its corners and a Gothic…

5. La Granja de San Ildefonso

22.75 MILES

This palace was originally built for the Bourbon King Felipe V, who chose this site in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama to recreate his own…

6. Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

23.19 MILES

Madrid’s zoo, in the Casa de Campo, is a fairly standard European city zoo home to about 3000 animals. Exhibits range from white Siberian tigers to mambas…

7. Parque de Atracciones

23.5 MILES

This amusement park in the Casa de Campo has the usual collection of high-adrenaline rides, shows for the kids and kitsch at every turn. In the Zona de…

8. Museo de América

24.05 MILES

Empire may have become a dirty word but it defined how Spain saw itself for centuries. Spanish vessels crossed the Atlantic to the Spanish colonies in…