Nestled at the foot of Mount Abantos in the Sierra de Guadarrama range, the Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial was chosen to be the seat of Spanish power by King Philip II of Spain. Take some time to soak in the pleasant Spanish countryside from the ‘Courtyard of the Kings’ before entering the Royal Site. Soak up the spectacular artifacts and historic rooms including the Armoury and the Royal Mausoleum.
This tour also gives you an opportunity to sit on the Seat of Philip II and enjoy breathtaking views of El Escorial. Explore the opulent Basilica, the Hall of Battles, and the Pantheon of the Kings, which is one of the primary royal burial vaults. End your tour with visits to the art gallery, architectural museum, and Gardens of the Friars.