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By Allen Marvin Subscribe to RSS | July 7th 2012 | Views:

There are many worth seeing places around Madrid and El Escorial is one of them. It is located in the town of San Lorenzo which is at a distance of 45 kilometers from Madrid. It is a historic residence of Spanish kings and for the same reasons it is famous as Royal Seat of San Lorenzo. These days it is a museum, palace, school and at the same time a monastery. Another name for it is Escorial in short.

There are two complexes having great architectures that make up the Escorial. The other architectural complex has the name La Granijilla de La Fresneda. It is the hunting lodge for the kings and it is located at a distance of five kilometers from the royal palace. They are considered both part of the El Escorial because they used to be the home of power in Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

It was Philip II the King of Spain that built El Escorial in the sixteenth century. The architect hired by him was Juan Bautista de Toledo for this purpose. That architect spent many years of his life in Rome and for the same reasons he built this Palace in a way that it symbolizes Spain’s role in the history of Christianity. That really helped him in his long reign. He turned into a protestant and he helped Protestants in other parts of the world in his era.

There are courtyards, passages, chambers, towers and a dome in Escorial. The material used in the making of Escorial is of great standard and quality that looks fabulous even today. A reason of fame of Escorial is that it was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1984. An estimate shows that this place received over five hundred thousand visitors every year. Escorial is famous in all parts of the world and for the same reasons people that visit Spain always have this place in their list.

Escorial has a beautiful location as it’s situated on the foothills of Sierra de Guadarrama. That makes it look fabulous. The views in and around it are awesome. That shows how tasteful King Philip II was in selecting this beautiful location. Another aspect is that the royal graveyard of Spanish Kings is also present in El Escorial. For the recent five centuries many famous Spanish Kings are buried in this palace.

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