El Escorial Palace

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, commonly known as El Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school. It is situated 2.06 km up the valley (4.1 km road distance) from the town of El Escorial.

El Escorial has been the burial site for most of the Spanish kings of the last five centuries, Bourbons as well as Habsburgs.

The rooms of the royal family are very modest and basic. In contrast all religious sections of the complex are loaded with gold and glitter.

The complex includes a church, a cloister, the royal palace, a school and a library. It stretches over 33'000 m² and has about 2'000 rooms, 3'000 doors, 2'673 windows, 16 courtyards, 12 cloisters, 88 wells and 86 staircases.

Unfortunately it is not possible to take pictures inside the palace.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Valle de los Caídos (6 km), Museo Cerralbo (41 km), Estadio Bernabéu (42 km), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (43 km), Madrid (Spain) (43 km), Toledo (Spain) (81 km), Córdoba (Spain) (305 km), Santillana del Mar (Spain) (311 km), Bilbao (Spain) (312 km), Pamplona (Spain) (323 km), Valencia (Spain) (344 km), San Sebastián (Spain) (352 km), Guimarães (Portugal) (361 km), Braga (Portugal) (374 km), Porto (Portugal) (381 km), Granada (Spain) (382 km), Biarritz (France) (386 km), Seville (Spain) (389 km), Mosteiro da Batalha (411 km), Mosteiro de Alcobaça (427 km)

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