El Escorial is near Madrid. A huge building combining a palace, monastery, library and burial place for Spanish kings.

El escorial- Near a Madrid. A huge building combining a palace, monastery, library and burial place for Spanish kings. It was built by order of Philip II.

Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain ~ The library contains 45,000 books from the 15th and 16th centuries. The ceiling was painted by Tibaldi.

~Madrid~ Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain ~ The library contains books from the and centuries. The ceiling was painted by Tibaldi.

Monasterio de "El Escorial"  El palacio fué residencia de la familia real española y la basílica funge como lugar de sepultura de los reyes de españa.

El escorial(Madrid) A huge building combining a palace, monastery, library and burial palace.

El Escorial near Madrid, Spain. Named a world heritage site since 1984, it functions are a monastery, royal palace, museum and school. Absolutely stunning by the looks of it.

El Escorial near Madrid, Spain. Named a world heritage site since it functions are a monastery, royal palace, museum and school.photo by ashale via Deviantart

Monastery of the Escorial - Madrid, Spain

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain:: El Escorial Museum (near Madrid, Spain)

El_Escorial_Spain severe architecture under felipe ii- around same time narciso's tome's transparente in toledo

El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain.

El Escorial has been the burial site for most of the Spanish kings of the last five centuries, Bourbons as well as Habsburgs. The Royal Pantheon contains the tombs of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V (who ruled Spain as King Charles I), Philip II, Philip III, Philip IV, Charles II, Louis I, Charles III, Charles IV, Ferdinand VII, Isabella II, Alfonso XII, and Alfonso XIII. VI (1746–1759).

El Escorial near Madrid, Spain. First European trip--and daughter was with me. Road to El Escorial carried us by farms where bulls were raised for bull fights.

Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Library Real Monasterio del Escorial, Madrid, Spain I've been here!I felt like I was in Beauty and the Beast or something. Loved it!

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