Hotel Miranda y Suizo
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- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Banquet room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Refrigerator in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Miranda y Suizo San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Travel Blogs from San Lorenzo de El Escorial
... but not the liquids and bomb detector bits. Audioguides were available. We could negotiate through all this in under 5 minutes. The is much quicker than the Louvre, MOMA Manhattan etc. Maybe the numbers are less.
Whilst there, we bumped into fellow Tanger guests. We knew they were coming to Madrid 1 day after us. What a coincidence! We all agreed Spain was ...
... br> Irfhan found a real life Barber of Seville and enjoyed one of his favourite treats, having someone give him a close shave. I (Brenda) wasn't so lucky with the success of my haircut in Sevilla, so maybe I should have gone to a barber as well!
Seville has its own flamenco culture and the owner of Azotea sent us to a wonderful bar in an old neighbourhood where the owner and her ...
... your thinking…. Yes! I've already been to two other palaces for the Spanish kings near Madrid, each extremely impressive. This Escorial, however, trumps all. This was the living palace of King Philip II, who reigned over Spain during its most powerful time late 16th century. At the time, Philip II was arguably the most powerful man on earth, as Spain's Empire at the time included much of Central Europe, South America, Latin America, Mexico, Southwestern ...
... was great! It was built as a palace and monastery as a centre to study and aid the counter-reformation... this is probably what Heather meant by 'headquarters of the inquisition'
We got to see the King's chambers, including the bed he died in! His room had a great view of the gardens AND an operable window straight into the Basilica so that he could attend mass in bed (a room service...)
The crypts were crazy. Floor ...
We can understand why old folks don't fly! 20 plus hours in a sitting position with the unrelenting sound of a screaming child. Admittedly, the flight was punctuated by a brief stopover in Dubai whose airport is somewhat mind-boggling. No walking there. Driverless trains between terminals and horizontal escalators everywhere.
Arrived Madrid around 2pm and soon booked into our little apartment. It's nothing flash but its cheap, secure ...