El Escorial is famous for its beautiful Monasterio which was built between 1563 and 1584. We recommend going inside the monastery, even though the entrance fee costs €10. Once you have visited the monument, it’s absolutely necessary to take a walk around the charming little town. Here you should sit in a terraza and enjoy the pure air of Madrid’s mountains, known as la sierra de Madrid.
How to get there:
By cercanías train (map)
Depart from: Sol, take Cercanías Line C3
Departure (Horario Sol-El Escorial)
Return (Horario El Escorial-Sol)
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 5,40€ (round trip 10,80€). Buy tickets from machines inside Sol’s train station.
*Note: you will have to walk 15 min or take another bus to get to the center.
Where to find it on a map: