Cocheras del Rey in San Lorenzo de El Escorial !

Let me take you to wonderful worldly San Lorenzo de El Escorial; I like to update this older post. We come to see the big monuments, gloriously popular but we missed some nice off the beaten path places we come to love later. Let me tell you about a wonderful architecturally and historically stunning building. This is the case of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and its Cocheras del Rey (kings carriages). The  architectural and historical significance of it makes me turn to find it. We did a lot of walking in the wonderful streets of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. 

The Cocheras del Rey (garage of the king) is a set of buildings dating from 1771 and was ordered by King Carlos III for his service and that of the Court, when the foundation of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (see posts).The whole was for a century at the service of the Royal House covering the transportation needs of people and luggage mainly during the autumn days, which was when the kings moved to the Escorial.


The part that is conserved of this set includes the Casa de los Oficios del Viaje( house of trades and trips), and Casa y Cuadra del Regalero (House and Stable of the Regalero) and a central garden, and is today private property, where a wide and valuable collection is shown that has as an argument the history of the life, activities and operation of the cocheras from 1771 to 1870, when it passed to individuals. The Collection is composed of a rich and varied sample of unique pieces: horse carriages, sleds, hand chairs, ties, furniture tools, maps, books, paintings, travel equipment, etc. since the 16C and mainly from the 18C and 19C.

The official Cocheras del Rey

The San Lorenzo de El Escorial tourist office on the Cocheras del Rey:

There you go folks, another nice building to walk by and see it as part of the history of San Lorenzo de El Escorial , a lot more than a monastery! Hope you enjoy the post on the Cocheras del Rey as I.

And remember, happy travel, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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