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.

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.

Panteón de Reyes en el monasterio del Escorial Madrid

Panteón de Reyes en el monasterio del Escorial Madrid

El Escorial   A monastery in Spain

El Escorial near Madrid, Spain. First European trip--and daughter was with me. Kept thinking I'd wake up and find I was dreaming. Road to El Escorial carried us by farms where bulls were raised for bull fights.

El Escorial Museum  Madrid, Spain a huge building holding monastery, library, and burial places of spanish kings

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain:: El Escorial Museum (near Madrid, Spain)

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 Palacio Real, surrounded by beautiful architected gardens.

El Palacio Real, surrounded by beautiful architected garden. Beautiful inside out.

Monasterio de El Escorial  Uno de los monumentos clásicos de España más imponentes y visitados.

Monastery of El Escorial One of the most imposing and visited classic monuments in Spain.

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