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A monastery and palace of central Spain near Madrid. Built from 1563 to 1584, it was commissioned by Philip II to commemorate a victory over the French and is the burial place of many Spanish sovereigns.
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Escorial(ˌɛskɒrɪˈɑːl; ɛˈskɔːrɪəl) or
(Placename) a village in central Spain, northwest of Madrid: site of an architectural complex containing a monastery, palace, and college, built by Philip II between 1563 and 1584
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Es•co•ri•al(ɛˈskɔr i əl, -ˈskoʊr-)
a building in central Spain, 27 miles (43 km) NW of Madrid, containing a monastery, palace, church, and mausoleum of the Spanish sovereigns: erected 1563–84.
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