Spain: El Escorial Monastery Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Location: El Escorial
Meeting point: by agreement
The Monastery of El Escorial was built in the sixteenth century under the rule of the powerful King Felipe II, and conceived as Residence Monastery and Royal Pantheon of the House, becoming a symbol of the greatness of the Spanish Empire.
It has been declared Historical Artistic and Heritage.
We will visit the Monastery, the Royal Palace, the Pantheon on Kings and Infantes, Chapter Houses, Cloister of the Four Evangelists and Library.
Finally, we suggest a visit to the parks and gardens in the town, them are unique for enjoyment and relaxation of all who come to this small town.
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WHY EL ESCORIAL
- A historical residence of the King of Spain, El Escorial is a vast building complex located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid.
- The most important architectural monument of the Spanish Renaissance.
- Arranged within a quadrangle, its buildings include: the church (1582); the monastery, royal palace, and college (1584); and the library (1592).