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

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.

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.

The Royal Monastery, El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

El Escorial, the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real El Escorial is situated at the foot of Mt. Abantos in the Sierra de Guadarrama.

The 5 best day trips from Madrid - all less than 2 hours away from the city center!

Spain Travel Inspiration - The 5 best day trips from Madrid - all less than 2 hours away from the city center!

The Palacio Real de Madrid (literally: Royal Palace of Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Juan Carlos and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the more modest Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid

The Palacio Real de Madrid (literally: Royal Palace of Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Juan Carlos and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing

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.

Monastery Madrid Spain  The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de 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 also known shorthand as El Escorial or the Escorial.

Monastery Madrid Spain The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres mi) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. It is one of the Spanis

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On Friday I went to El Valle de los Caídos , Francisco Franco’s massive monument to himself, to Catholicism and in theory, at least, the dea.

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