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The castle San Lorenzo de El Escorial was built by Filip II in 1563-1584.
Its sparsely ornamented style gave base for a new architectural style in Spain called "desornamentado".
The castle nowadays has very rich collections of art. It also contains a royal panteón where all the Kings and Queens are put to rest.
El Escorial is also a monastery, founded in 1567, by the Augustiner monks.

The buildings are very big and it is amazing that people in that time could build such a construction in just 20 years.

  • Last visit to San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 24, 2003
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