San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Gardens of the San Lorenzo Monastery in El Escorial


Avenida de Juan de Borbón y Battemberg s/n
28200  San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid  (Madrid)
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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.

Praktisk information


  • Från okt 01 till mar 31
  • Från Tisdag till Söndag Från 10:00 till 18:00
  • Stängt: Monday
  • Från apr 01 till sep 30
  • Från Tisdag till Söndag Från 10:00 till 20:00
  • Stängt: Monday

Closed: 1 May, 24, 25, 31 December.


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