Escorial, The
Escorial, The
A building in Spain situated on the south-eastern slope of the Sierra Guadarrama about twenty-seven miles north-west of Madrid. Its proper title is El Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial , Escorial being the name of a small town in the vicinity

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  • Escorial — /e skawr ee euhl, skohr /; Sp. /es kaw rddyahl /, n. 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. Also, Escurial. * * * …   Universalium

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