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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: El Escorial
San Cristóbal de La Laguna (La Laguna for short, Spanish for The Lagoon) is a municipality of the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife province, on the Canary Islands.
El Escorial wouldn't be, as a whole or in parts, the illustration of an idea, but the figurative stimulus that would provide to construct it so that in a sufficiently flexible way to compose very varied influences.
El Escorial, in spite of its strong symbolism, is not less an instrument that obeis to precise necessities, and conditioned by the climate, the economical structure of the society or the architectural tradition.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/El-Escorial   (3154 words)

 El Escorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, the complex was commanded by King Philip II of Spain as a necropolis for the Spanish monarchs and the seat of studies in aid of the Counter-Reformation.
It is shaped as a grid in memory of the martyrdom of Saint Lawrence.
Near El Escorial there is the Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos with the tallest memorial cross in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/El_Escorial   (460 words)

 Madrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Siglo de Oro (Golden Century), in the 16th/17th century, Madrid had no resemblance with other European capitals: the population of the city was economically dependent on the business of the court itself.
Moncloa-Aravaca: Casa de Campo, Argüelles, Ciudad Universitaria, Valdezarza, Valdemarín, El Plantío, Aravaca.
There are bullfights everyday during the festivities of San Isidro (who is Madrid's patron saint) from the middle of March to the middle of June, and every Sunday or holiday the rest of the season.
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El Escorial is found 50 Km northwest of Madrid (don’t worry it is very easy to get there whether by train or bus.
Built to honor San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence) after having defeated the French on that day (August 10th, 1557), King Philip II charged his scholars to find a place to build it.
El Escorial was built with the idea to maintain the simetry and austerity, while showing forth might and power of the crown of Spain under divine guidance.
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 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, near the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Situated northwest of the capital, it is the site of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
The adjacent municipality of El Escorial contains the RENFE commuter train station connecting the area to Madrid.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/San_Lorenzo_de_El_Escorial,_Madrid   (114 words)

 El Escorial - Wikitravel
San Lorenzo de El Escorial (also San Lorenzo del Escorial) is a town about 45 km from Madrid in Spain.
The city's main attraction is the world famous Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, (El Escorial for short), a World Heritage Site, that was the political centre of the Spanish empire when the king was Philip II.
Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial: This huge complex is has a Royal Palace, a monastery for monks, a magnificent library, and a large basilica.
wikitravel.org /en/El_Escorial   (194 words)

 El Escorial
The Monastery of El Escorial is considered one of the modern wonders of the world and on November 2, 1984, UNESCO declared it Monument of Worldwide Interest.
In the Capitulary and the Sacristy Rooms, painting such as 'La Túnica de José' by Velázquez, 'La Última Cena (The Last Supper)' by Tiziano, or 'La Adoración de la Sagrada Forma por Carlos II (The Adoration by Carlos II of the Sacred Form)' by Claudio Coello are on exhibit.
Tapestries from the Real Fábrica de Madrid are hung inside (many of them were done over sketches made by Goya), spectacular crystal lamps, ornamental cabinet work of extraordinary quality, frescoed ceilings, etc., giving a result dignified of the luxuries of the age.
www.madrid-on-line.com /eng/turisme/alrededores_escorial.htm   (1196 words)

 Daytrips Around Madrid: San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Both the Monastery and the areas of the complex used as a palace were decorated by Italian painters summoned by Philip II to El Escorial.
El Escorial is most easily reached by Cercanías trains.
Buses to El Escorial can be taken from Herranz Buses departing from the bus station at Moncloa.
www.softdoc.es /madrid_guide/daytrips/escorial.html   (631 words)

 San Lorenzo de El Escorial : Introduction | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Without a doubt one of the most unforgettable excursions from Madrid is to the austere royal monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
Once the haunt of aristocratic Spaniards, El Escorial is now a resort where hotels and restaurants flourish in summer, as hundreds come to escape the heat of the capital.
Aside from the appeal of its climate, the town of San Lorenzo itself is not very noteworthy.
www.frommers.com /destinations/sanlorenzodeelescorial/1128010001.html   (189 words)

 O Monastèrio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A grande importância de San Lorenzo de El Escorial começa no año 1557, quando o rei Felipe II decide construir, em plena Serra de Guadarrama, aos pés da montanha Abantos, um monasterio para comemorar o triunfo sobre o rei da França na batalha de San Quintín.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a 50 kilometros de Madrid, é a localidades mais visitada de toda a Comunidade madrilenha.
Pode-se chegar, de carro, pela Rodovia, pegando a rodovia N-VI ou atravesando a passagem de montanha de Galapagar, pela C-505.
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 BCSD - Escolanía del Escorial  (Escolanía del Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de el Escorial)
En número de 40 los niños cantaban diariamente en grupos de 20, también en señaladas fiestas intervenían en los villancicos y danzas que tenían lugar: Navidad, San Lorenzo, San Jerónimo, Corpus… así como en los recibimientos a los Reyes y personalidades que acudían al Monasterio.
De nuevo esta institución refundada pasó por distintas vicisitudes que finalizaron con su desaparición y una nueva fundación, ya de mano de los religiosos Agustinos, en 1974 de la Escolanía tal y como se conoce hoy.
On "Pan Divino" the boys and men of the choir school of the monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial perform music mostly by Spanish composers of the 16th and 17th century.
www.boysoloist.com /artist.asp?VID=319   (608 words)

 Mad About Madrid: San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Valle de los Caidos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The main attraction of the town is the monastery of El Escorial, built by the Spanish King Phillip II to commemorate the victory against the French in 1557 and was considered the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.
El Escorial is a popular summer retreat for Madrileños and during the summer months the University of Complutense in Madrid organises summer courses here.
Around 12 kilometres from El Escorial you will find the ‘Valle de los Caidos’ (valley of the fallen) a monument which was built by Franco to commemorate the dead of both sides of the civil war.
www.madaboutmadrid.com /guide/2004/02/el_escorial_and.html   (837 words)

 Excursiones por Madrid: San Lorenzo de El Escorial
San Lorenzo el 10 de agosto, toros, la Romería de la Virgen de Gracia el segundo domingo de septiembre.
El interés principal está en el conjunto de edificios que forman el colosal monasterio en el que está el panteón familiar de la realeza española.
El paisaje es impresionante y se puede decir que es uno de los lugares con mayor interés de toda la Comunidad de Madrid.
www.softdoc.es /guia_madrid/excursiones/escorial.html   (209 words)

 Entrevista - El Escorial - Aurora Cano Ledesma
Então, encontramos casos de obras com margens inferiores completamente estragadas; em outros casos, até dá medo de levantar uma folha porque está em estado lamentável; em outros ainda, nota-se o efeito da água para apagar este pavoroso incêndio...
Felipe II sabia valorizar a cultura e isto se nota, por exemplo, na atuação de seus embaixadores: o embaixador em Portugal envia-lhe uns fundos que são ímpares, códices feitos de papel de arroz, dizendo que se trata de obras "em línguas estranhas"...
El Escorial está a 60 km de Madrid numa região muito bonita da serra madrilenha e pode-se facilmente ir de carro, de trem ou de ônibus.
www.hottopos.com /collat2/escorial.htm   (3070 words)

On May 2, 1808 (Spanish: Dos de Mayo) the Madrilenes revolted against the French forces, whose brute reaction would have a lasting impact on French rule in Spain and France's image in Europe in general.
The Partido Popular, now in opposition, as well as certain media outlets such as El Mundo newspaper and a large percentage of the population, continue to support theories relating the attack to a vast conspiracy to remove them from power.
Other nearby towns are popular as day trips from Madrid, including Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares, the monastery and palace complex of El Escorial, and Chinchón.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/madrid.html   (3953 words)

 Das Kloster San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Die große Bedeutung von San Lorenzo de El Escorial geht zurück auf das Jahr 1557 als König Felipe II.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 50 km von Madrid entfernt, ist die am meistern besuchtc Ortschaft in der gesamten Gemeinschaft von Madrid.
Es gibt auch Linienbusse zwischen Madrid und El Escorial.
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 San Lorenzo de El Escorial apartamentos : San Lorenzo de El Escorial Madrid anuncios apartamentos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
San Lorenzo de El Escorial apartamentos : San Lorenzo de El Escorial Madrid anuncios apartamentos
El mercado de apartamentos en San Lorenzo de El Escorial donde los propietarios de San Lorenzo de El Escorial y los propietarios de San Lorenzo de El Escorial emparejan TODA sus propiedades de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
El apartamento de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, el compañero de cuarto y los buscadores subalquilados encuentran el San Lorenzo de El Escorial perfecto de alquiler sin el molestia buscando una base de datos de los apartamentos, del compañero de cuarto y de los subalquileres de San Lorenzo de El Escorial por criterios muy específicos.
www.letsgomadrid.com /sanlorenzodeelescorial-131-0.html   (416 words)

El Monasterio de El Escorial fue mandado construir por Felipe II en el año 1563.
Palacio de Felipe II Construido en el siglo XVI.
El altar mayor, las esculturas de Carlos V y Felipe II y el tabernáculo son las piezas ornamentales más importantes de la Basílica.
www.guiamadridrural.com /Pueblos/GuadarramaSierra/SanLorenzoDeElEscorial.htm   (211 words)

 San Lorenzo de El Escorial
San Lorenzo de El Escorial is its full name, but everyone in Madrid refers to it as just El Escorial.
Visitworthy mainly for the Royal Seat, an immense, slightly grim, sixteenth-century affair, though El Escorial is also a place to go to get out of Madrid and get a little fresh air.
The tremendous Royal Seat of El Escorial, built by Philip II, is a place which inspires awe rather than affection.
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 Caserón de El Campillo, San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid)
Caserón de El Campillo, San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid)
El caserón de El Campillo se encuentra en San Lorenzo de El Escorial, provincia de Madrid, en la finca denominada El Campillo.
La provincia de Madrid cuenta con una amplia oferta en alojamientos rurales, donde poder pasar unos días inolvidables, disfrutando de las maravillas de su entorno rural, tanto arquitectónico como natural y cultural.
www.castillosnet.org /madrid/M-CAS-500.shtml   (339 words)

 Del puerto de Guadarrama a San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Desde el puerto de Guadarrama (1.510 m.) y debemos dirigirnos al Sur, cruzando la carretera, y siguiendo por otra que discurre por la vertiente de Madrid, a media ladera hasta el collado del Hornillo.
A poca distancia de la cumbre comienza un fuerte descenso, a través de un espeso pinar, que finaliza ya en las inmediaciones de San Lorenzo del Escorial, cerca de un pequeño embalse que abastece a la población.
El Valle de los Caídos se encuentra a pocos kilómetros del pueblo.
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 San Lorenzo de El Escorial - Wikimedia Commons
El Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial es un gran complejo (palacio, monasterio, museo y biblioteca) que se encuentra en San Lorenzo de El Escorial, municipio situado a 45 km al noroeste de Madrid, en la Comunidad de Madrid (España).
The royal place of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a big complex (palace, monastery, museum and library) located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a village situated approx.
45 km north east of Madrid, in the Comunidad de Madrid in Spain.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/San_Lorenzo_de_El_Escorial   (150 words)

 San Lorenzo de El Escorial near Madrid, Spain
"San Lorenzo de El Escorial" is more than the mausoleum of the Spanish Monarchs; it is a Palace and monastery complex.
The coffins of the Kings are located in the "Pantheon de los Reyes".
The photograph to the left shows the entrance to the "Pantheon de los Reyes" which is located under the monastery.
www.travelinginspain.com /el_escorial.html   (388 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Escorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The structure comprises a monastery, church, pantheon or royal mausoleum, a palace intended as summer and autumn residence of the court, college, library, art-galleries, etc., and is called by Spaniards the eighth wonder of the world.
It was begun in 1563, at the order of Philip II, by the architect Juan Bautista de Toledo, assisted by Lucas de Escalante and Pedro de Tolosa, and was intended to commemorate the Spanish victory over the French at the battle of St-Quinten in 1557.
The Escorial has twice been devastated by fire, and in 1807 it was looted by the French troops.
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 San Lorenzo de El Escorial : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The railway station for San Lorenzo de El Escorial is located about 1.6km (1 mile) outside of town along Carretera Estación (tel.
The Herranz bus company meets all arriving trains with a shuttle bus that ferries arriving passengers to and from the Plaza Virgen de Gracia, about a block east of the entrance to the monastery.
It leaves El Escorial at 3:15pm with a return at 5:30pm.
www.frommers.com /destinations/sanlorenzodeelescorial/1128010002.html   (355 words)

 SOS Children's Villages: San Lorenzo de El Escorial
San Feliu de Codines The first Spanish SOS Children's Village was built in San Feliu de Codines in the autonomous province of Catalonia, about 35 km from Barcelona.
Juiz de Fora Brazil's 11th SOS Children's Village is located in the city of Juiz de Fora, in the Federal State of Minas Gerais.
San Miguel SOS Children's Village San Miguel was officially inaugurated by Helmut Kutin, president of SOS-Kinderdorf International, in 1996.
www.sos-childrensvillages.org /html/san_lorenzo_de_el_escorial.html   (387 words)

 hotels365.com -- About theBest Western Hotel Florida
With a town centre location in historical San Lorenzo de El Escorial, The Best Western Hotel Florida is within easy reach of all the major tourist attractions that this area has to offer.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial is renowned for its architectural monuments and history, not least the famous Palace and Monastery Complex just a short distance from the Hotel.
The Best Western Hotel Florida is located in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 50km northwest of Madrid.
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