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Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial

General Public

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Hours

  • Winter hours (October to March). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Summer hours (April to September). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Box office and admission to the Monastery close one hour earlier.
  • Weekly closing: Mondays

Dates closed in 2022

  • January 1: closed entire day
  • January 6: closed entire day
  • May 1: closed entire day
  • September 11: closed entire day
  • December 24: closed entire day
  • December 25: closed entire day
  • December 31: closed entire day
  • In addition to the planned closings, there may be additional closings motivated by the holding of official acts. You can consult the list of closures for official acts

Special openings 2022

  • May 2
  • July 25
  • August 15

Duration of the visit

  • Approximate duration of the visit to the Monastery: two hours.
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Prices

Individual Admission

Basic Admission 12 €
  • Visitors that cannot benefit from the reduced or free admission.
Reduced Admission 6 €
  • Citizens between 5 and 16 years of age. Accreditation by means of identification card or passport from 14 to 16 years of age.
  • Persons over 65 years of age.
  • Accredited students up to 25 years of age with updated national or international student’s card.
Free Admission 0 €
  • Children under 5 years of age.
  • 18 May, International Museum Day. 12 October, National Holiday of Spain, without distinction of nationality (except for the Casa del Príncipe D. Carlos y del Infante D. Gabriel, where the single price must be paid)
  • Large families with accreditation by the Official Family Book or equivalent of the EU and Latin American countries holders of residency or work permits of those nationalities.
  • Members of the ICOM (International Museum Council), by means of accrediting card of that organisation.
  • Official Tourist Guides with Official Tourist Guide card.
  • Professors with teaching staff card.
  • Persons with disability with accreditation. The accompanying person also has free access.
  • Persons in legal situation of unemployment that accredit this circumstance by means of Employment Demand Card or equivalent document issued by the competent organisation.
  • (Winter) Wednesdays and Sunday from 15:00 to 18:00 h., free admission for citizens of the European Union, residents and holders of work permit in that territory and Latin American citizens, following accreditation of nationality (national identification card, passport or driver’s licence) or residency or work permit. The free offer is limited to the tour without guide. Only in ticket office
  • (Summer) Wednesdays and Sunday from 15:00 to 19:00 h., free admission for citizens of the European Union, residents and holders of work permit in that territory and Latin American citizens, following accreditation of nationality (national identification card, passport or driver’s licence) or residency or work permit. The free offer is limited to the tour without guide. Only in ticket office
Guided visit
  • Guided by Patrimonio Nacional staff
    • The guided tours that are purchased online are all in Spanish
    • There is the possibility of the guided visit by adding a supplement whose amount is 4 € per person. (Spanish only)
    • Basic 16 €
    • Reduced 10 €
    • Free 4 €
    • You must access 10 minutes before the time indicated in your tickets
  • Interactive audio guides
    • Interactive audio guides can also be rented through the web.
    • Rental of physical tablets that are delivered to the museum. Price 5 €.
    • Download the app on your mobile and you will receive an activation code . Price 4 €.
    • The audio guides do not include information on temporary exhibitions

Group Admission

Tourist
  • Agencies 10 €
  • Groups of Official Tourist Guides. The Price to apply will be that which corresponds according to the condition of each member of the group or Agency Price.
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App of the visit

Make the most of your visit with the interactive audio guide.

You can enjoy it through your smartphone or through a device provided by the museum

You can download the content and enjoy it at home or during the visit.

  • 16 languages
  • A minimum of 2 routes
  • Audiovisual contents



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Getting there

Address: Calle de Juan de Borbón y Battemberg s/n. 28200 San Lorenzo de el Escorial - Madrid

  • Bus: Line 664 and 661 from the Moncloa interchange (AUTOCARES HERRANZ)
  • Car: Madrid-San Lorenzo de el Escorial; A-VI, to Las Rozas, turning onto the M-505; A-VI, turning onto the M-600
  • Train: Madrid-El Escorial. Commuter Line C-8 (Atocha Station)
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Access to Monastery

General public and school: north facade

Agencies: principal façade, through the Lonja of access to the Basilica.

Accessibility to the monument

  • There is access for persons with disability (consult conditions in the Monument). Manual wheel chairs are available.
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Covid19

  • Maximum capacity has been established to access each of the National Heritage monuments.
  • Access with food or drink is prohibited.
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