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La Silla de Felipe II

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San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 690 66 99 25
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“lovely walk” (2 reviews)
“hike” (2 reviews)
“vista” (2 reviews)
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although La Silla isn't that easy to find (especially if you aren't coming by car), it's worth it! The views of the valley, mountains, and town of El Escorial are fantastic - bring your camera! There's also a small bar serving basic drinks and food....More

Thank Sam A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a “normal” hot day so we opted to drive up to the entrance instead of taking the short walk up the hill. Once parked, you can see the vistas and the giant boulders are almost in your face. Don’t know if the legend...More

Thank CarmenV3
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

... not where Felipe watched the monastery being built from but a Vizigoth altar. Not trying to take anything away from it, actually when I found out it made it all the more interesting. Beautiful place and well worth a visit!

Thank John T
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

We decided to drive up because it is a very long walk. There is a restaurant at the top that was buzzing with people. We just went to the look out which was quite packed and there is very little space for everyone. However, once...More

Thank IslandWayfarer
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It's a place to admire sierra Guadarrama & El Escorial landscapes there are some bars and restaurants very close, they offer some sandwiches, and drinks. The importance of the place is that you can see El Escorial or even Madrid from a very special place.

Thank FGENOVA
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

You can hike here from Escorial which took about 45 minutes or drive. Either way it is a must if you are in the area. It is off the beaten path. Absolutely the best views, you can see all the way to Madrid on a...More

Thank Erica H
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lovely walk to the seat ... just sit and turn your mind back 200 years Imagine and admire.. You can get a coke in the kiosk too

Thank julia p
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Take a ride up here after you visit el Escorial. It is a mirador w a nice view of the town and the mountains.

Thank victoriaxyz
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went to Felipe's chair for a brief visit and the wonderful views. Did not disappoint. Took a taxi because three in our party were not able to do the long walk, but worth the taxi fare.

Thank molliebird
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

There's a nice view of El Escorial from here, where Phillip II is rumored to have come to watch the construction of his palace. What intrigued me more personally was the surrounding forests and mountains, which our tour guide said are part of a national...More

Thank JLeeHazlett
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