El Escorial facts for kids
|Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial|
A distant view of the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
|Location||San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain|
|Architect||Juan Bautista de Toledo|
|Governing body||Ministry of the Presidency|
|Official name: Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid|
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
|Designated||1984 (8th session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Official name: Monasterio de San Lorenzo|
|Designated||3 June 1931|
|Reference no.||(R.I.) - 51 - 0001064 - 00000|
El Escorial is a famous royal site in Spain. It was built in the late 1500s. El Escorial is a monastery, a royal palace, a museum and a school. It is located about 45 km (28 mi) northwest of the Spanish capital, Madrid, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Five miles from the main building is a hunting lodge called Granjilla de La Fresneda, which is also part of the Escorial.
El Escorial was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.
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El Escorial: floor plan, based on the floorplan of Solomon's Temple
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