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General description for Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial or simply El Escorial is the historical residence of the king of Spain as well as being a monastery, royal palace, school, museum and a UNESCO world heritage site.
 
The Monastery of El Escorial
The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is both a Royal Palace and a Monastery. It was commisioned by Philip II of Spain who spent most of his reign trying to banish the Protestant Reformation. El Escorial was to be both a religious symbol and a home. The monastery is now the property of the Order of Saint Augustine.
 
Visiting El Escorial
Opening Hours:
10 am - 6 pm (8pm Summer)
Closed on Mondays
Admission
Basic Rate: €10
Reduced rate: €5
website:http://www.patrimonionacional.es/
Address:
Calle de Juan de Borbon y Battenberg s / n,
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)