[e-skawr-ee-uh l, -skohr-; Spanish es-kaw-ryahl]
- 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 spirit of the Escorial is in one aspect the spirit of Spain.Things seen in Spain
C. Gasquoine Hartley
A “Descent from the Cross” now at the Escorial is his most famous picture.The Spell of Flanders
Edward Neville Vose
I must record the tremendous impression made on me by Toledo and the Escorial.An Autobiography
Worn out with his disquietudes, he died in the Escorial in the second year of his sojourn.
In the Escorial he executed several pictures; one is a Paradise on the vaulting of the church, with a multitude of figures.
- 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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