Visit El Escorial - The Palace of Escorial
Jan 15, 2020
is well-known for the discovery and conquest of the cruise, the literary heroes
like Don Quijote, as well as the famous cuisine that has affected eating habits
today around the world.
It is also famous for its famous historic site that has gained
UNESCO World Heritage site. One of these sites is the Palace of El Escorial
in the Northwest of Spain.
Palacio del Escorial or the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
to give it its official name is located in the arid mountains of Guadarrama,
about 45 km from Madrid,
capital of Spain.
It was completed in 1584, was built by order of Philip II. The vast complex
that housed a monastery, Royal palaces, museums, schools and tombs for more
than 26 King and Queen of Spain since Carlos I, father of Philip II.
To have a better idea about this complex can be divided into five areas.
First, there was a library that was built by Charles. A successful King contributed
greatly to the collection and now has more than 40,000 manuscripts.
The Basilica is a creation of the red marble, frescoes, statues, and works
of Velázquez (fiancé José) and Titian's last supper,
all covered with a dome inspired by San Pedro. Rome
The Pantheon is the burial place of the King. Most of the Kings of Spain
are buried here with some exceptions. Recently, in the 19th century, an extension
known as the Pantheon of the Princes was added, where the corpses of the sons
and daughters of the Kings of Spain are buried. Unless a Pudridero, where
the bodies of the King and the Prince left to rot, most of the buildings can
be visited by the general public.
Casa Del Rey
The Palace, also known as Casa del Rey, is decorated with wall paintings
from the history of Spain. The room where Philip II lived and where he died
is also on display.
Religion contains a collection of over 7,500 relics of Catholic Saints. This
is the largest collection available. They are placed in special reliquaries
are placed mostly in the Basilica.
A visit to El Escorial may give visitors a good idea of the grandeur and
splendor of the middle ages when kings ruled large plantations and built a
magnificent monument to mark their stay on the ground and protect their bodies
When they left this life.
The Palace is closed every Monday and all Christian celebrations, as well
as January 1 and may 1, and all the holidays in Spain, such as 12 and 6 December.
How to get to El Escorial from Madrid
If you are going to the monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial
by train you must go to the Chamartín Station and take the C8A commuter
line, this train leaves you at the station of the town of El Escorial and
to arrive properly to the Monastery it will take you about fifteen minutes
by local bus.
If you go by bus, you must take the buses that depart from the Moncloa interchange
to El Escorial.
Google map of El Escorial
of El Escorial