Monastery of El Escorial

Emperor Felipe II, wanted to show eternal gratitude to God for the bless received at Paris in the battle of San Quintín when defeated French troops by erecting a huge Royal building where his father, Emperor Carlos I, could be also buried.

The place is known as The Monastery, but its a complex formed by the Palace, the church and the monastery itself.

Its magnificence is reinforced thanks to the huge sizes of the complex and the natural place in which its located, in a small valley on the foot of Mount Abantos.

The Monastery  was declared a world heritage site on 1984, that you have to see! To read more, click Monastery.