San Lorenzo del Escorial
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.
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