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Madrid and El Escorial Monastery in One Day Sightseeing Tour
"Visit two of Madrid’s architectural showpieces. Admire the Royal Palace of Madrid and beautiful Plaza Mayor one of the city’s oldest squares. Ogle the arcades and murals of this cobbled medieval expanse as your guide recounts its often-dark history and pose for photos by its statue of Philip II who inaugurated the square in 1620.Then leave Madrid and drive to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial situated outside the city. This vast palace and church complex was built in 1584 by King Philip II as a royal residence and resting place for Spain’s monarchs.On arrival take in the highlights of this austere Renaissance complex
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Ribera del Duero Underground Wine Museum Ticket
"The Museum of the wine Ribera del Duero is located in an underground cellar of the thirteenth century. The extensive network of walking underground cellars of Aranda is a distance of about 7 kilometers of tunnels and galleries excavated to a depth which sometimes exceeds 10 meters. In the Middle Ages were interconnected and we could cross the city walking the underground galleries without going outside. The cellars were dug between the XII-XVII centuries and they were a the temperature has be low and constant between 11 and 13 ° C with a humidity of 80% throughout the year."""The Museum of the wine Ribera del Duero is located in an underground cellar of the thirteenth century.
From EUR5.00
 
Hot Air Balloon Flight and Breakfast over the Volcanoes of Catalonia
"Discover the beauty of Catalonia's volcanoes from the sky at bird’s eyes view! Come and enjoy the experience of flying in a hot-air balloon over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park one of the most interesting areas of dormant volcanoes in Europe.
 A flight in a hot-air balloon is a different way of travelling – float in the air in pure peace and quiet and enjoy the feeling of absolute freedom of perfect stillness of adventure.Ideal for nature-lovers and those searching for new sensations a hot-air balloon flight gives you a 360º bird’s-eye view of the landscape below.
 On clear days the views stretch from Montserrat to the Mediterranean Sea with the Pyrenees omnipresent in the background and the dormant volcanoes below.The activity begins bright and early in the morning (in the summer at 07.00
From EUR190.00

More Local Customs in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Pilgrimages

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...
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solopes
Mar 12, 2015

San Lorenzo

The Escorial itself was dedicated to Saint Lawrence (San Lorenzo), presumably to honor the Spanish victory against the French at San Quentin, which took place on the Feast of St Lawrence on August 10,...
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GentleSpirit
Sep 28, 2012

Romería de Nuestra Señora de Gracia

Every year, the second Sunday of Septembre, there is a Romería (pilgrimage) to this beautiful Ermita (Hermitage) which is in La Herrería).
Redang
Feb 27, 2007
 
 
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San Anton No. 24, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 28200, Spain
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Calle Timoteo Padros, 16, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 28200, Spain
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Things to Do Near San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Valley of the Fallen - Valle de los Caidos

This huge monument was built under the dictator Franco, it is a cathedral in Escorial, close to the famouse castle. The enourmous church contains the tumbs of Franco and of Primo de Rivera, and...
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Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo is located just after Manzanares river overlooking Royal Palace. The best way to reach there is to take the cablecar which costs 5 Euros for a round trip. During the cablecar trip, you...
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Museum of Costume - Museo del Traje

This Museum offers a very interesting trip across the history of costume, from the XVIII century till the present. The ambience and the way the collections are presented are very special too, as it is...
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Parque del Oeste

Parque del Oeste is near the royal palace so I went there after my visit to the palace. The park is nice but the most amazing is the ancient Egyptian temple inside the park! Templo de Debod is very...
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Museo de America

Madrid is, without any doubt, the most cultural city in the world if we take into account the incredible amount of museums that it shelters. No other city can boast of having the triangle of culture...
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Roman Aqueduct

Although Segovia has a beautiful Cathedral and Castle (Alcázar), the aqueduct is the best-known sight in Segovia. It was built in the 1st century AD by the Romans and is well preserved. Althoguh some...
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Redang

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GentleSpirit

"San Lorenzo del Escorial- A must see in Spain"
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"Getting away from the city"
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