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The town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial preserves a rich historical heritage that gives you a glimpse of what this majestic enclave was like in the past. If you are visiting the region of Madrid and want to enjoy authentic historical routes, keep reading!
The City Council promotes a series of urban tours to walk through its streets with different points of attention. From the Tourist Office you can take two very peculiar routes that discover what El Escorial was like in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
The route to discover the historical points of interest dating back to the sixteenth century begins with the option of visiting the Royal Monastery, if visitors have not yet visited it, to then continue through the town and see well-known monuments such as the Stone of Santa Teresa, the Arcos de la Compaña or the Jardín de los Frailes. The route takes visitors past the oldest house in the town, the Casa de Jacometrezo, as well as other illustrious points, such as the Casa de las Pizarras, the Casa de los Doctores and the Casas de Oficios.
To discover the main elements still standing that date back to the 18th century, the Tourist Office will guide visitors through hidden treasures of the town, such as the passageway that connected the monastery with the Second House of Trades. You can also contemplate the Royal Coliseum of Charles III, the Royal Barracks, as well as references to the historical nobility, with the House of the Duke of Arcos or the House of the Duke of Medinacelli.
All this and much more awaits you in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Check all the available routes and let yourself be transported to another time in this monumental town.
More information: Routes through the XVI and XVIII centuries in San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Image credits: Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial © Region of Madrid