Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial

Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial.

Visiting Times

  • Winter (October to March). Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Summer (April to September). Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Closing lockers and access to the Monastery one hour earlier
  • Closing weekly: Monday

Dates closed in 2024

  • January 1: closed all day
  • January 6: closed all day
  • May 1: closed all day
  • September 8: closed all day
  • December 24: closed all day
  • December 25: closed all day
  • December 31: closed full day
  • In addition to the closures already planned, there may be additional closures also due to the celebration of official events
. Duration of the visit
  • Approximate duration of the visit to the Monastery: two hours.

Prices and Ticket Types

Individual Admission

Basic Admission 14 €

  • Visitors that cannot benefit from the reduced or free admission.

Reduced Admission 7 €

  • 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 €

If your reservation is exclusively for free tickets, they can only be purchased at the ticket office of the venue

  • 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 companions of people with disabilities will have free admission, as long as this is essential for them to be able to make their visit and this circumstance is recorded on the card or disability resolution issued for that purpose.
  • 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

Free admission for the disabled: Persons with a disability of 33% or more are entitled to free admission. In addition, the person accompanying the disabled person may also enter the museums free of charge, provided that this person is essential for the visit and that this circumstance is stated on the disability card or resolution issued for this purpose. Only people with disabilities and their accredited companion may purchase free tickets online without having to buy a paid ticket. To do so, you can provide us with the associated documentation using the following contact form: Send a request – Patrimonio Nacional. Once the documentation has been validated, we will send you your free ticket. Important: It will be necessary to present the documentation accrediting the disability at the 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 6 € per person. (Spanish only)

Ticket types:

  • Basic 20 €
  • Reduced 13 €
  • Free 6 €

You must access 10 minutes before the time indicated in your tickets

Group Visit

Tourist Groups

Purchase of tickets for groups guided by official tourist guides. The applicable rate will be determined according to the status of each group member or the agency rate.

Ticket types:

  • Basic 12 €
  • Reduced 7 €
  • Free 0 €

Cultural Groups

Purchase of tickets for cultural associations, institutions, foundations, and postgraduate schools of fine arts.

Ticket types:

  • Basic 14 €
  • Reduced 7 €
  • Free 0 €

Educational Groups

Educational group with free 10 € for the booking, as a management fee.

Purchase of tickets for 2nd cycle of infant school/kindergarten, primary, secondary, high school, vocational training, university students, workshop schools, employment workshops, and trade schools.

Ticket types:

  • Reduced 7 €

Agencies

Purchase of tickets for groups managed by travel agencies.

Ticket types:

  • Basic 12 €

Interactive Audio Guides

Interactive audio guides will be available onsite.

How to get there

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

  • Lines 664 and 661 from Moncloa Interchange
  • Motorway A-6 (Madrid - Coruña), until exit 29 and take the detour to the M-505 road.
  • Motorway A-6 (Madrid - Coruña), continue on the AP-6 until exit 47 and take the turn-off to the M-600, direction San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
  • Madrid-El Escorial. Suburban Line C-8

Accessibility

General public and school: north facade

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

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

How to get there?

Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Av Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, s/n, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 28200

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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