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 (ĕ-skôr′ē-əl, ĕs′kō-rē-äl′)
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.


(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


(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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The trainees also included Lucia Escorial Lopez (30), a chemical engineer from Valladolid, 200 km to the north of Madrid.
The Dutchman increased his advantage over Aru by three seconds on the short cobbled climb that finished yesterday's stage, but he is unlikely to find the four category-one climbs between San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Cercedilla so much to his liking.
Dubai: El Escorial Library and the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage are to sign a memorandum of understanding to preserve manuscripts.
Particular highlights of last week's tour to Madrid were a superb concert at Iglesia de San Manuel y San Benito with two standing ovations, visits to Prado Art Gallery, Parque Retiro, and Real Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium and performances at Madrid Cathedral and the world-famous El Escorial.
SPAIN King Juan Carlos and Crown Prince Felipe, right, attend a military ceremony in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
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Madrid is also surrounded by monumental cities such as Toledo, El Escorial - Valle de los Caidos, Segovia-La Granja, Euvila or Aranjuez, a touristic offer very few cities can equal.
In a manner virtually unparalleled by any other building, the Escorial reflects the spirit of its age, the 16th century, and of its patron, Philipp II.
THE STORY: Though it crisscrosses the centuries, the main event in Terra Nostra is the construction of El Escorial, Spain's 16th-century monastic palace just northwest of Madrid.
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But as we had the freedom of the car we headed down to visit the awesome El Escorial, as it turned out that day was free entry.