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Free Tour through San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Available in Spanish
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes

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 of 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 tour (for about 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 Park of Felipe II, where this king had a run-in with a soldier.

We will cross to the Station Highway , where a question will assail us: Why is the enormous building that the king ordered to build has the shape of a grill? Our steps will take us along Floridablanca Street to the Coliseo de Carlos III, 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 footprint that, according to what they say, the devil himself left when he stepped on a rock, enraged because a young woman refused to blaspheme ...

Come learn about 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 in the Plaza with the blue umbrella of Todo Tours.

Tour Schedule

  • Spanish
    Sat, 25 Sep 18:00
  • Spanish
    Fri, 01 Oct 11:00
  • Spanish
    Fri, 01 Oct 17:00

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 (2)

Dalila 07/11/2021

Response from Todo Tours
Hola, gracias por tu valoración :)
Faustino 07/08/2021

Response from Todo Tours
Gracias :)

5.0(2) Ratings

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!

5.0(2) Ratings