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

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

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Portrait of King Phillip II of Spain in armour. By Antonis Mor, 1557.

Portrait of King Phillip II of Spain in armour. By Antonis Mor, 1557.

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Pantheon of Kings, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial-Here rest the remains of Philip II  of Spain, (born May 21, 1527, Valladolid, Spain—died September 13, 1598, El Escorial), Elizabeth I's arch-enemy, and one of Catholicism's staunchest defenders. Philip's sarcophagi is the second one from the top, on the right.

Pantheon of Kings, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial-Here rest the remains of Philip II of Spain, (born May 21, 1527, Valladolid, Spain—died September 13, 1598, El Escorial), Elizabeth I's arch-enemy, and one of Catholicism's staunchest defenders. Philip's sarcophagi is the second one from the top, on the right.

the ceiling above the stairwell in the monastery in el Escorial

the ceiling above the stairwell in the monastery in el Escorial

El Escorial Madrid.

El Escorial Madrid.

Biblioteca del Escorial    Spain    by César Atanes, via Flickr

Biblioteca del Escorial Spain by César Atanes, via Flickr

Panteón Real in the El Escorial castle - pantheon for the kings and queens of Spain

Panteón Real in the El Escorial castle - pantheon for the kings and queens of Spain

El Escorial is near Madrid. A huge building combining a palace, monastery, library and burial place for Spanish kings.

El Escorial is near Madrid. A huge building combining a palace, monastery, library and burial place for Spanish kings.

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, fue declarado UNESCO,Patrimonio de la Humanidad,  el año1984,España

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, fue declarado UNESCO,Patrimonio de la Humanidad, el año1984,España

Real Monasterio del Escorial, Madrid, Spain  I've been here! I felt like I was in Beauty and the Beast or something. Loved it!

Real Monasterio del Escorial, Madrid, Spain I've been here! I felt like I was in Beauty and the Beast or something. Loved it!