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El Escorial

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Central Spain : Community of Madrid : El Escorial
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The city's main attraction is the world famous Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a World Heritage Site, that was the political centre of the Spanish empire when tjhe king was Philip II's. It is often visited as a day-trip from Madrid, however it's a good place to spend 2 or 3 nights, because it is located in a beautiful natural place.

See and Do

  • Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial: This huge complex is has a Royal Palace, a monastery for monks, a magnificent library, and a large basilica. Kings of Spain are buried in the Kings' Pantheon. It also have an important collection of paintings by Van der Weyden, el Greco, Tintoretto, Veronés or Velázquez.

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A general view of the Monastery.


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