is one of towns in Spain
situated some 10 km north-west of Escorial
and 60 km from the capital
. The population of El Escorial is 17,900 people (as of 2011). Many people visit El Escorial to experience its royal residences.
El Escorial is served by Barajas (IATA: MAD) airport, which is 70 km away.
Best things to see in it
El Escorial is an historical residence of the king of Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum and school. It is located about 45 km (28 mi) northwest of the Spanish capital, Madrid, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
Have you seen everything in El Escorial already? Let's have a look on the surroundings. If you are around, try one of the following places:
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