Destination guide

The historical city of El Escorial awaits you

The area's monuments and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to El Escorial. This city has something for everyone. Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Royal Palace of El Pardo are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in El Escorial

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes El Escorial a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Real Club de Golf La Herreria (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Forestal Park Madrid-Guadarrama (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Nuevo Club de Golf de Madrid (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Aquopolis (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Golf Center Majadahonda (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • La Dehesa Golf Club (11 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of El Escorial

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, El Escorial is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Prince's House (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Friars' Garden (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Parque de Paris (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Parque Recreativo Las Berceas (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • San Juan Reservoir (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Penalara Natural Park (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around El Escorial

Fly into Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas), the closest airport, located 28.8 mi (46.3 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to El Escorial Station or El Escorial Las Zorreras Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near El Escorial?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 143 holiday rentals near El Escorial. From 39 Houses to 36 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near El Escorial for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to El Escorial?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in El Escorial:

  • Moncloa - Aravaca: 2,354 holiday homes
  • Ciudad Universitaria: 159 holiday homes
  • Latina: 2,054 holiday homes
  • Fuencarral-El Pardo: 61 holiday homes
  • Casa de Campo: 227 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to El Escorial?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in El Escorial. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Church of San Bernabe: 255 holiday rentals
  • Prince's House: 257 holiday rentals
  • El Escorial Station: 255 holiday rentals
  • El Escorial Las Zorreras Station: 237 holiday rentals
  • Madrid El Barrial-Centro Comercial Pozuelo Station: 3,144 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around El Escorial listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in El Escorial?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 39 Houses in El Escorial. Our other popular types of El Escorial holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 36 holiday houses
  • Villas: 5 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 40 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in El Escorial?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 76 holiday homes with pool available in El Escorial. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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