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Mariano Benavente 12, Floridablanca, 6, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, 28200, Spain
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El Escorial from La Silla de Felipe II.
A good place to stay in San Lorenzo?
I am looking for informaiton on a good place to stay for a few days in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. I hope to make it a home base to visit the El Escorial, Avila, Segovia, and La Granha. Most web posting give little information and what I have seen it was not good. We prefer small family run hotels to large tourist hotels. I found a small place in San Lorenzo "Posada Don Jaime" does anyone know this hotel? Has anyone stayed there and is it a practical base for my plans?
RE: A good place to stay in San Lorenzo?
If you plan to move by public transport, San Lorenzo is not the best place to move to Segovia and la Granja. You then may choose a non-touristic place as is Collado Villalba, which is much better comunicated (although reaching La Granja by public transport can be tricky). If you´re going by car, then San Lorenzo should be nice. Don´t stay in a posada and check Hotel Miranda Suizo, which is next to the monastery and a nice place to stay. It´s not so small, but here in Spain it can be difficult to find a good family run hotel.
Travel Tips for San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Calle Grimaldi, 2
- Tel.: (+34) 91 890 53 13
- Fax: (+34) 91 890 82 66
- Internet: www.sanlorenzoturismo.org
- E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The office is a few meters away from the main entrance of the Monastery (for the visit). You even can see it from the Tourism office. The Basilica has its own entrance.
Breathing fresh air
I guess you could get used to traffic noise, or pollution, or a Metro train in a rush hour. I guess all those advantages that the civilization brings with are like a “white noise”; something that you could just get used to and never noticed it… until it disappears.
Even a city rat like me needs to run away from civilization from time to time. It doesn’t have to be very far. It’s enough if I can escape from the white noise for a while ;-) Oh, yeah! I almost forget my very fist visit to El Escorial. 6 years old and a school excursion. A couple of potato omelette sandwiches in the backpack and a bunch of pals. I can clearly remember the amazement that I felt inside the huge and gloomy halls of the Monastery, with all these walls covered with tapestries. Every tapestry counted one history, about ancient battles fought and sometimes wined by the kings buried inside the building. It seems that it’s easy to impress a six year old child. ;-)
It's cold in winter and hot in summer, however, due to San Lorenzo is at the feet of the Sierra de Guadarrama, the nights are excellent.
For the forecast, check www.inm.es/web/infmet/predi/locali/MAM.html, go to "Listado completo de municipios" and look for San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
I don't know if it is common, or I just had luck, but I watched in Escorial a very interesting parade. Clearly, it was the real people, here and there with very naif details, but always with the Spanish garb.
Valle de Los Caidos
The colossal Valley of the Fallen is about 13kms from the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. A hugely controversial site built by Franco who forced many Republican POW’s to build this monument to the fallen Nationalist soldiers of the civil war. Many of the prisoners died during the 16 years of the construction.
Popular Hotels in San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Calle Floridablanca 12-14, San Lorenzo de El Escorial