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San Lorenzo de El Escorial ofrece el clima, la tranquilidad y los servicios necesarios para disfrutar de los días de descanso y ocio que todos merecemos.
C/ Grimaldi, 4
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Madrid (España)
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World Heritage

Follow this route to discover the Monastery and Site of El Escorial, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


800 m. + Gardens (200 m. Frailes + 1500 m. Infantes + 2500 m. Príncipe)


45 min + Gardens (20 min. Frailes - 45 min. Infantes - 75 min Príncipe)

Degree of difficulty

Low (Medium difficulty on the rise of the Casita del Príncipe)

On 2 November 1984 UNESCO included the Monastery and Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial on the UNESCO World Heritage List based on the following criteria:

  • Represent a masterpiece of human creative genius (criterion I)
  • Exert considerable influence on the subsequent development of Spanish architecture (criterion II)
  • Be associated with events of outstanding universal significance. (criterion VI).

In 2012 UNESCO established the limit of the declaration of the Monastery and Site of El Escorial, including within:

In 2014 UNESCO also recognised its Outstanding Universal Value.

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