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Calle Floridablanca 12-14, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, 28200, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star 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


It has been a relatively calm week. I'm not traveling this weekend because yesterday, Friday, I had a day trip with the institute. Although I don't have an extravagant adventure to tell this week, I'd like to share some of the interesting things that I've been up to.

First off, I got some pictures of the Halloween activity I did with the Spanish kids put up on the previous blog post, so please look for those!… This past Monday, I had a trip after ...

Reflections while watching the sun rise

A travel blog entry by mortzohn


Having reached Santiago de Compostela a few days early, I've had the blessing (and curse) to spend the last few days in Madrid... Blessing because it has allowed me some solitary time to reflect, process and try and put this journey in perspective...curse because in the midst of millions of people I feel completely alone...almost invisible Why?.. One of the beauty's of the camino is a shared sense of ...

Not an Inquisition Museum...

A travel blog entry by haspain


Today we took a little bus ride north of Madrid and explored the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial! It was gorgeous, enormous, and very very impressive, but Andrew may have been expecting something a little different… We had a bit of an 'Aquarium vs. Antiquarium' moment again. When I said that I wanted to visit El Escorial I also mentioned that it was ‘the heart of the Inquisition!... or something like that.’ ...

Oh, the joys of hand-washing your clothes....

A travel blog entry by jennasiff


Because El Escorial only has 1 washer/dryer, that needs to be reserved far in advance, I decided to hand-wash my clothes today. In my bathtub. Which I had never done before.
It was an experience, to say the least.
& there is currently water dripping all over my bathroom because my soaking wet clothes are hanging everywhere.

BUT, today is ...

Nunca Hay Weefee, And Other Early Lessons.

A travel blog entry by danikanewlee


... functions, and when I had to sneeze on the metro I literally held my nose until I got off for fear of all the glares I knew I'd get.

  • They don't form lines when waiting for something. Instead, at somewhere like a deli counter, there will be a bunch of people clustered around and you have to ask "quien es el ultimo?" (who's last?) to find out who you follow. Wildly inefficient.
  • They have this weird issue with bare feet, even around the house.. whenever ...

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    This 3 star hotel, located on Calle Floridablanca 12-14, 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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