Turismo Madrid


San Lorenzo de El Escorial


Surely you know San Lorenzo de El Escorial for its impressive Monastery or for its historic gardens, but today we bring you a series of family activities related to culture and leisure. These outdoor activities will allow you to appreciate the nature of the area so that, this summer, you can enjoy your visit in a unique and special way, are you ready?


Dramatized visits
Every Saturday of the month you will have the opportunity to travel back to the 18th century to meet significant characters of the time, such as Charles II. They will tell you about the beginnings of the town and will help you to better understand its history. Have fun with these guided tours, admission is free, you can't miss them!


A miniature universe: Insectpark
Do you want to learn about insect species that you never imagined existed? We recommend you to visit Insectpark, a Nature Center located between the Pinar de Abantos and the Herrería area. A perfect activity to do with the youngest members of the family.


Nature Routes
San Lorenzo de El Escorial is full of natural enclaves that are worth visiting, here are some routes: the Navajera, treasures and pine forest of Abantos, the Hornillo waterfall, the Casa de los Llanillos, the Herrería and the ecological path. You also have the option to participate in the photographic hunt or climb up to the chair of Felipe II.


Train of Felipe II
Passengers on the train! Get to know the Royal Site in this original way. Get on this historic train for a fun cultural and leisure excursion. Trains depart from Príncipe Pío Station, take advantage of this summer and live an exciting trip to the past in a vintage train! 


In addition, regardless of the activity you choose, the tourist landmarks in the area have a QR code with visual and audio information accessible to all, have fun and discover it, San Lorenzo de El Escorial!


Image credits: San Lorenzo de El Escorial©Vallefrías. Shutterstock