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San Lorenzo de El Escorial


Gardens of the San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial


Contact details

Avenida de Juan de Borbón y Battemberg s/n
28200  San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid  (Madrid)
info@patrimonionacional.es
http://www.patrimonionacional.es/Home/Palacios-Reales/Real-Sitio-de-San-Lorenzo-del-Escorial.aspx
Tel.:+34 918905903
Tel.:+34 918905904
Fax.:+34 918907818

Location

Autonomous region:
Madrid

Province/Island:
Madrid

Madrid


Description

The gardens extend through the monastery's main cloister, known as the Evangelists' Courtyard (Patio de los Evangelistas), as well as through the southern and eastern forecourts. They are in a sheltered location and receive the best sunlight, making them an ideal place for a pleasant stroll, even in the dead of winter. Philip II, who loved gardens, took a personal interest in these, bringing in specialised gardeners, so that the beds of brightly-coloured flowers bordered by box hedges looked like "fine rugs from Damascus". Today, in these same beds, the hedges interweave designs without flowers. You can enjoy this incomparable place in the different gardens surrounding the monastery: the private King's Garden, the Friars' Garden and the Convalescents' Gallery.

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Closing days: Monday

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00

Closing days: Monday

Prices

Admission free

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