Turismo Madrid

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

A PLACE FOR A KING TO REST

Felipe II’s chair is located about two miles and a half of the municipality.

It is said that from this natural Observatory point the monarch watched the development of the works of the monastery. Experts confirm that these seats of granite are the remains of an ancient Celt Iberian altar for the King and two of his companions.

From here you can perceive that monastery-shaped as an inverted grill, in tribute to San Lorenzo, who was martyred in one of them around the year 258.