NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED!

NEW AGE SPAIN: EL ESCCORIAL REVISITED! »

22 May, 2018
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Did you know that El Escorial was built starting in 1563 to be the final resting place for the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the father of the Spanish King Phillip II? It was finished in 1584 as not only his palace but as a Hieronymite monastery--hence its somber shadows and design.

MADRID GETTING YOU DOWN? TAKE A HIKE. ESCORIAL IS WAITING!

MADRID GETTING YOU DOWN? TAKE A HIKE. ESCORIAL IS WAITING! »

31 Jan, 2015
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A most rewarding way to spend the day for a Madrid resident is taking a hiking trip to one of the many beautiful outlying mountainous towns