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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


Autonomous region:





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.

Public building

Artistic period:

Historic period:
18th century

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

Public holidays
From :00 to 13:00
From 16:00 to 18:30
Closing days: Monday

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

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 10 August, 8 September and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Closing days: Monday

Closing period
From Oct 01 to Mar 31


General: €10
Reduced: €5
Architecture and Painting Museum, Philip II’s Palace, Pantheons, Chapters, Cloister, Old Church, Basilica, Library, Bourbon Rooms (guided), House of Prince Don Carlos (guided), House of the Infante Don Gabriel (guided) and gardens
Admission free Children under 5, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for European Union and Latin
American citizens, and on 18 May.
Large families: Admission free
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Disabled persons: Admission free


Guided tours