"Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial" Madrid Off The Beaten Path Tip by Witinha

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  El Escorial
by Witinha

The Escorial is amazing. This monastery has an Architecture Museum, a Painting Museum, the Kings' Pantheon, a basilica, a library, etc, etc.
The monastery's construction started in 1562, by decision of King Felipe II, who died in the Escorial at 1598.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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