The Monastery and the Real site were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1984. Built by order of King Felipe II, counts on places of high cultural, artistic, and historic value. You will get the opportunity to visit the Asturias and Bourbons dependences, tour their amazing library and contemplate the real crypt, where kings and queens are buried. Besides, San Lorenzo de El Escorial is one of the more charming towns in the Community of Madrid, where you can visit the Royal Coliseum of Carlos III and its Coliseum Museum.
If you like to see El Escorial from the heights, the popular Chair of Felipe II awaits you over the hill. According to tradition, this was a place where Felipe II watched the works in the Monastery of El Escorial that were extended for more than 20 years.