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Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Local name: Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

The magnificent complex of Escorial San Lorenzo de El Escorial consists of a palace, gardens, a library and a monastery with a church. The buildings made of granite are in the Renaissance style. Escorial is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

During the tour, you can see the original layout of the rooms, interior design, library collections and a huge amount of works of art by, among others, Titian, El Greco, Velazquez, Jusepe de Ribery and Alonso Cano.

The tomb of Philip II, made of white marble, has a special place in the church. In the place known as the Pantheon of Kings, 26 Spanish rulers are buried with their wives who gave birth to heirs. In turn, in the Pantheon of Princes, the princes and other wives of monarchs rest.

The complex was built in the 16th century by order of King Philip II after the destruction of the Church of St. Lawrence which was originally located there as a result of military operations. The buildings were made on a grand scale in the Austrian architectural style.

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Av Juan de Borbón y Battemberg s/n28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial , Spain