Built at the end of the 16th century on a plan in the form of a grill, the instrument of the martyrdom of St Lawrence, the Escurial Monastery stands in an exceptionally beautiful site in Castile. Its austere architecture, a break with previous styles, had a considerable influence on Spanish architecture for more than half a century. It was the retreat of a mystic king and became, in the last years of Philip II's reign, the centre of the greatest political power of the time.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Palace, monastery, subsidiary buildings and gardens
  • Subsidiary building "La Casita del Infante"

Palace, monastery, subsidiary buildings and gardens

Subsidiary building "La Casita del Infante"

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1984
Keyword
Monastery, Registered in 1984