San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Casita del Príncipe (Prince’s House) or the Casita de Abajo (Lower House)

Contact details

Jardín de los Moes, s/n.
28200  San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid  (Madrid)
Tel.:+34 918905903





A space for the Court to meet

The Prince’s House, also known as “the Lower House” (or “Casita de Abajo”), was built by Juan de Villanueva. Its decoration is of particularly interest, as it is very representative of 18th-century palace art, and includes outstanding tapestries, furnishings, paintings on mythological themes and a variety of lamps and clocks. The Prince’s House is reached along a leafy tree-lined avenue.

  • Construction: Public building
  • Artistic period: Neo-classical
  • Historic period: 18th century
  • Setting: Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Practical information


  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 10:00 to 18:00
  • From Apr 01 to Sep 30
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 10:00 to 20:00
  • Closing days: Monday

Closed: 24, 25, 31 December.


  • General: €10
  • Reduced: €5

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.


Guided tours