Traveling Thursdays: El Real Monasterio De San Lorenzo De El Escorial, Spain

11 Nov

Today’s traveling thursday takes us to El Escorial! This royal palace was built by Philip II in the 16th century.  The architecture, the gardens, and views around El Escorial are breathtaking.  The decor inside is a bit more austere.  El Escorial is about 30 miles from Madrid and is a must if you are in Madrid for a couple of days.   We took a bus from Madrid and it wasn’t a very long ride.  My trip to El Escorial was also memorable because I had  one of the worst lunches ever at a restaurant in the town of El Escorial.  The food at that restaurant was just terrible! But the bad meal doesn’t overshadow the beauty of this place.


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