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Free Tour of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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4.8
48 ratings
  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Available in Spanish
  • 1h and 30min

About the Guru

"Choose a job that you like and you will not have to work a day of your life" Confucius. Madrilenian by birth and traveler by vocation. My passion is traveling and this has also led me to live in Munich for a few years, which has allowed me to grow in many ways. It was in this city, where by chance I started working as a tour guide, a profession that allows me to combine two... More

"Choose a job that you like and you will not have to work a day of your life" Confucius. Madrilenian by birth and traveler by vocation. My passion is traveling and this has also led me to live in Munich for a few years, which has allowed me to grow in many ways. It was in this city, where by chance I started working as a tour guide, a profession that allows me to combine two fields that I am passionate about, tourism and communication. I have always been linked to the world of tourism, which has allowed me to accumulate experience in different sectors and jobs. Ambitious in character, always looking for new projects to go a little further and constantly reinvent myself. This led me in 2019 to create my own tour company in Madrid and Munich called Todo Tours. With my feet on the ground and my eyes on a plane on my way to a new destination, I am always ready to undertake a new project, discover something new and learn as much as possible.

About the Tour

A small town nestled in the Sierra de Guadarrama was chosen in the mid-16th century to house the Monastery of El Escorial, the greatest architectural legacy of Felipe II.

However, this building is only the best-known claim to what is possibly one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Madrid: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the dream paved with stories on which the powerful monarch built his great refuge.

Get to know this wonderful town with our free tour, which will cover (for around two hours) the surroundings of the monastery.

In the Plaza de San Lorenzo, near where we will start the tour, we will talk about a servant of Velázquez with very good skills ; and, from there, we will continue to the Parque de Felipe II, where this king had a run-in with a soldier.

We will cross to the Carretera de la Estación , where we will be assailed by a question: Why is the enormous building that the king ordered to be built in the shape of a grill? Our steps will take us along Floridablanca street to the Carlos III Coliseum, the oldest closed theater in Spain.

We will return to the large esplanade that surrounds the monastery to learn about the legend of the gold bricks , and we will continue to the gardens of the friars , where we will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the place.

We will finish the tour along the Paseo de los Alamillos , looking for the mark that, according to legend, the devil himself left when he stepped on a rock, enraged because a young woman refused to blaspheme...

Come to know the history of this exciting town with us!

*The minimum for this tour is 4 people, normally we reach this figure, otherwise we would notify you in advance.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: The guide will be waiting at the Plaza with a blue umbrella from Todo Tours.

Frequently asked questions

Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (48)

4.8
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4.87
Fun
4.5
Expression
4.7
Quality
4.74
Route
4.67
Angela
07 Aug 2022 Toledo
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Travelled in family - Aug 2022

Buena opción.-

María
23 Jul 2022 Barcelona
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Un crack. 1h y 45 minutos muy amenos y aprendiendo con Alejandro. Para repetir!!

Response from Todo Tours
Hola, María! Muchísimas gracias por esta estupendísima valoración, por supuesto se lo haremos saber a Álex y nos alegramos muchísimo de que lo hayáis disfrutado :)
AGUEDA
09 Jul 2022 Madrid
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Muy buen guía...ameno y profesional

Response from Todo Tours
Hola, Agueda. Muchas gracias por tomarte el tiempo para dejarnos esta estupenda valoración! Nos alegramos de que hayas disfrutado del tour :)
Susana
03 Jul 2022 Madrid
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

Ha sido muy ameno e interesante. Lo he disfrutado. Alejandro es super pro! Repetiré otros Tours, fijo

Response from Todo Tours
Hola, Susana! Muchísimas gracias por la valoración, nos alegramos de saber que habéis disfrutado el tour! Ha sido un placer contar con vosotros y nos vemos en algún otro tour :)
Josefina
03 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Response from Todo Tours
Gracias por está estupendísima puntuación, Josefina 💙
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!