The Philip II Train

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Following the recommendations of the authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Felipe Il Train service has been suspended on 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 March, in April and, for the moment, in May and June.

This measure joins the temporary closure of the Palaces and Monasteries in the Community of Madrid  upon the orders of National Heritage and prevents most scheduled activities from going ahead according to plan.

Using your reference number, you can change the date and/or cancel, if your ticket permits you to do so, on the following link: http://bit.ly/felipeii-cambios-y-anulaciones.  Otherwise, you can phone: 91 991 40 30 or send an e-mail to: info@trendefelipeii.com


A 50 minute journey takes you to one of the most exciting moments and places in Spanish history: a new way of seeing the architectural complex of The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spanish: Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), commonly known as Monasterio del Escorial, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

About 60km from downtown Madrid there stands one of the most dazzling sites in the area: the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial – the realisation of King Philip II’s imperial dreams. Located in a wonderful natural setting, the Monastery and its surroundings are places where history and culture come alive.

One of the funniest, most imaginative ways of getting to the Royal Site and Monastery is by the Philip II Train – a vintage train whose carriages and locomotive date back to the 1940s and 1960s, respectively. When you get on board, you are welcomed by characters wearing period costumes, who will introduce you to the atmosphere of ‘the empire on which the sun never sets’.

At your destination, you can visit the Monastery, of course – a masterpiece of Herrerian architecture –, and other landmarks in the Royal Site and the adjoining Village of El Escorial: the Casas de Oficios (Trade Houses), the Casita del Príncipe (Residence of the Prince), the Casa de Infantes (Infants’ House) and the Coliseo de Carlos III Royal Theatre. A walk in the village will give you a clear idea of the architectural splendour of the period.

2020 Schedule:

Departures from Príncipe Pío Station: 10:20am.

Return from El Escorial Train Station: 4:52pm and 6:24pm, depending on the season.

Check historical train schedule

 

2020 Prices:

Imperial Pack: Adults: €32 / Children (aged 4-12): From €19 / Babies (0-3 years old) Free / See discounts

Includes:

  • Reception at the Príncipe Pío Train Station in Madrid
  • Return 50-minute trip aboard the historical train from Príncipe Pío and El Escorial
  • Bus transfer from Train Station to San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Free refreshments
  • 45-minute guided vist of the San Lorenzo de El Escorial historical complex
  • 90-minute guided visit of the El Escorial Royal Monastery
  • Bus transfer from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to the Train Station

 

Legends Pack: Adults: €28 / Children (aged 4-12): From €19 / Babies (0-3 years old) Free / See discounts

Includes:

  • Reception at the Príncipe Pío Train Station in Madrid
  • Return 50-minute trip aboard the historical train from Príncipe Pío and El Escorial
  • Welcome and panoramic bus tour of the Felipe II Forest (La Herrería)
  • We will see the Casita del Infante Gardens, Monastery panoramic view, Royal Site Gardens and Lonja, and the San Lorenzo de El Escorial historical complex.
  • Free refreshments
  • Bus transfer from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to the Train Station

 

Royal Legends Pack: Adults: €35 / Children (aged 4-12): €23 / Babies (0-3 years old) Free / See discounts

Includes:

  • Reception at the Príncipe Pío Train Station in Madrid
  • Return 50-minute trip aboard the historical train from Príncipe Pío and El Escorial
  • Welcome and panoramic bus tour of the Felipe II Forest (La Herrería)
  • We will see the Casita del Infante Gardens, Monastery panoramic view, Royal Site Gardens and Lonja, and the San Lorenzo de El Escorial historical complex.
  • Ticket to El Escorial Monastery (without guide)
  • Free refreshments
  • Bus transfer from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to the Train Station

 

Journey Pack: Adults: €20 / Children (aged 4-12): From €13 / Babies (0-3 years old) Free

Includes:

  • Reception at the Príncipe Pío Train Station in Madrid
  • Return 50-minute trip aboard the historical train from Príncipe Pío and El Escorial
  • Bus transfer from Train Station to San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Free refreshments
  • Bus transfer from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to the Train Station

 

Royal Journey Pack: Adults: €24 / Children (aged 4-12): From €15 / Babies (0-3 years old) Free

Includes:

  • Reception at the Príncipe Pío Train Station in Madrid
  • Return 50-minute trip aboard the historical train from Príncipe Pío and El Escorial
  • Bus transfer from Train Station to San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Free refreshments
  • Ticket to El Escorial Monastery (without guide)
  • Bus transfer from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to the Train Station

 

Customised Trip

There is the option of organising customised trips for family or company events. This possibility is adapted to suit your needs, whereby it is possible to reserve a compartment, a carriage  or even the whole train, and the desired route.

 

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Hop onto a train or bus and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

Visit one of the greatest architectural exponents of the Spanish Golden Age, a monumental complex devised by Philip II. The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Valle de los Caídos, Casita del Principe and Casita del Infante will remain closed to the public until further notice in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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