The monastery and the Royal site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial was declared world heritage by Unesco in 1984.
Built by Felipe II's order in recognition of the battle of St Quentin in 1557, it has numerous places of high historical, artistic and cultural value; such as the palatial dependencies of the Asturias and Bourbon, the library and the basilica, in a privileged natural context, the Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range).
Feel as if you were at Court as you stroll down San Lorenzo's old town, or visit Felipe II's Chair to contemplate the monastery in all its glory.
If you are a lover of nature, the Luis Ceballos Arboretum, environmental education center offers trails and guided itineraries.
And if you want to please your palate, you can taste the traditional mountain cuisine such as roasted meat with Origin Designation Guadarrama, without forgetting the rich offer of international catering and creative cuisine.
More information: www.sanlorenzoturismo.org