Hotel Botanico

Calle Timoteo Padros, 16, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, 28200, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from San Lorenzo de El Escorial

A Day Trip fit for a King

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson


... the time was a new idea. The school also hosted international debates where the worlds most brilliant minds would meet. Albert Einstein, for example spent time here. Today, the Residencia is a cultural center that still hosts international expositions on various scholarly topics.

Friday was an institution trip to the Monastery of San Lorenzo (El Escorial). This building is an old palace that today represents the splendor of the old Spanish monarchy. I ...

Hop on...Hop off Madrid Style

A travel blog entry by margogoes


After we checked into our hotel we set off by foot to explore the areas nearby. Our location was perfect for those who don't mind walking a few blocks to visit some of Madrid's great museums.

We were near the Prado, Musee Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia to name a few. We were also near the Botanical Gardens and the Parque del Retiro. And of course there were countless small Calles where we could find cafes serving vino and tapas. ...

Not an Inquisition Museum...

A travel blog entry by haspain


... description to use as the selling point.

Anyway, we had a wonderful day. The two big highlights were the Hall of Battles, a ridiculously big room with giant murals of important battles, and the library, complete with a ceiling full of knowledge, 40,000 books shelved backwards, and an astrological instrument where all of the stars revolve around the earth! It was a really cool library.

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Magnificient Madrid

A travel blog entry by sknodle


... Gala".

My first impressions of Madrid was "wow". It's amazingly beautiful and the streets are wide and lined with gorgeous buildings.

I take the teeny elevator up to the 2nd floor and get checked into my room. While this is called a "hostal" (spelled with an "a" here) it's really like a small hotel. I have my own room and bathroom and even a balcony overlooking a square. It's decorated very modern and is ...

Madrid, Toledo and Greys Anatomy?!?

A travel blog entry by philnic_euro


... s but we spent nearly 5 hours wandering around soaking up the atmosphere and history of this spectacular building and grounds. We left the palace, feeling very cultured, to jump on a long bus ride to Madrid. Arriving in late afternoon we stepped out of the station again relying on our friend Juan turning up and housing us. We had that nervous moment we'd had a few times before on our trip of hoping trust placed in a new friend would be well grounded. Luckily ...

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This hotel, located on Calle Timoteo Padros, 16, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, is near Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and The Valley of the Fallen (El Valle de los Caidos).
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