San Lorenzo De El Escorial: A Totally Different World


While my in-laws were visiting us couple of weeks ago, we decided to make a little getaway trip to San Lorenzo de El Escorial (also known as El Escorial de Arriba) with my husband. This cute little place is located in the heart of the Guadarrama mountain range, and only about 50 kilometers from Madrid. So it took less than 45minutes for us to hop into a car and drive from Madrid to a totally different world!


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It was super hot day in order to be September (some heat wave passed Madrid just at that time!), when we arrived there, so we just strolled around, took tourist pictures of all the sights and had a tinto de verrano here and some tapas there. And although I’m not particularly a friend of historical sights, I have to admit that the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, was pretty impressive!


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We stayed at Sercotel Hotel Los Lanceros, and it was a perfect choice for our one-night stay. Terrific location in the center of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, opposite the Park of Felipe II, and near the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. All the restaurants were within walking distance and the staff members we encountered were friendly and helpful. The hotel room itself was just perfect for two of us, and contained everything we needed. Also top ranked La Herreria Golf Course is located just 1 kilometer from the hotel, and bus station was right next to the hotel, if someone would have needed it.


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Two days after our little getaway to San Lorenzo de El Escorial my husband went to play on La Herreria Golf Course with his parents. They didn’t have anything but great things to say and when I saw the pictures it’s easy understand why!






If you ever visit Madrid and have one extra day to use, I highly recommend to visit San Lorenzo de El Escorial. During our visit, I noticed that there became a lot of people to spend the day and went back to the center of Madrid in the evening by bus. And I’m not surprised! Although this place is municipality in the Community of Madrid, it is a completely different world, with all its small cafes and alleys. San Lorenzo de El Escorial was charming and I’m sure, that also you want to experience it!

Ps. I highly recommend you to leave the high heels and baby prams home, because sneakers (and baby carrier if you have a child) will definitely work there better 😉 .


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