Avenida Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
ROYAL MONASTERY OF SAN LORENZO DEL ESCORIAL
The Escorial is a vast building complex located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid, in central Spain.
The building is the most important architectural monument of the Spanish Renaissance. Construction of El Escorial began in 1563 and ended in 1584.
The project was conceived by King Philip II, who wanted a building to serve the multiple purposes of a burial place for his father, Holy Roman emperor Charles V; a Hieronymite monastery; and a palace.
Arranged within a quadrangle, the buildings include:
- the church (1582);
- the monastery, royal palace, and college (1584);
- and the library (1592).
Today, the Escorial is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of Spain’s most visited landmarks.
Puerta del Sol, Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
Madrid is the capital of Spain and it has almost 6 million inhabitants. It is one of the most beautiful European cities with its old part, which hoards monuments, vestiges and history anecdotes from the 9th century. Although Madrid has another side that hives of activity and modernity, here are located some of the most famous restaurants in the word led by renowned chefs, three of the most important museums in the world as well as unknown luxury places.
Casino Gran Madrid Torrelodones, Torrelodones, Spain
CASINO GRAN MADRID TORRELODONES
On the outskirts of the city, in Torrelodones, the Gran Casino Madrid combines the attraction of gaming with a taste for gastronomy and concerts. This is a multi-disciplinary space with chance as its spinal cord.