A unique place in the community of Madrid.

  • How to get here

    By car: As you come from Madrid on the A6 motorway, commonly known as the ‘La Coruña’, exit 47 (El Escorial–Guadarrama) should be taken. This leads to a roundabout on the M-600 main road where the sign to El Escorial should be followed. The main entrance to the ‘Valley of the Fallen’ is to be found 300 metres further on, situated on the right. It takes about 40 minutes.

    By train (Renfe): from Madrid to San Lorenzo de El Escorial or to Collado Villalba. Other means of transport are always necessary to the Guest House.

    By bus: from Madrid (Intercambiador de Moncloa) to Guadarrama (line 684) or to San Lorenzo de El Escorial (lines 661) and 664), 664 with a stop in the main entrance to the Valley of the Fallen. Other means of transport are always necessary to the Guest House.

    By taxi: San Lorenzo de El Escorial 91 890 17 17, El Escorial Renfe 91 890 00 15, Collado Villalba 902 111 343


    The Holy Cross Guest House is opposite the Abbey within a sober looking, granite building with a facade of more than 150 metres. It was initially designed as a monastery in order to accommodate the Benedictine community, who are responsible for the continuity of divine worship and the Liturgy within the Basilica, as well as the lodging of guests, who are a constant presence at the monastery. However, with the subsequent building of the new monastery and choir school, sheltered under the rocky elevation where the Cross stands, the “old monastery” was assigned as a Social Studies Centre and Guest House, open to the general public and managed by the Benedictine monks.

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  • Hospedería de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos

    Carretera de Guadarrama/El Escorial s/n.

    28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial. (Madrid) ESPAÑA

    Teléfono: +34 91.890.55.11

    Móvil: +34 620.633.083

    e-mail: info@hospederiasantacruz.es

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    English version by Howard Lowe