Short trip to the Escorial Palace, Madrid, Spain
The Escorial Palace is located in the Madrid region 50 km from it. It is a huge building-sized, with a imposing past made to commemorate the victory of the Battle of San Quintin
Its construction started in 1563 under the command of King Philip the Second and completed in 1584. The building is huge, has dimensions of 208/162 meters, includes 15 galleries, 13 chapels, 16 yards, 9 towers, 86 interior staircases, has 2673 windows and 1200 doors.
Inside the palace we can visit: The Palace of Felipe II, Borbón Palace, Basilica, the convention, the museum, the royal library (the second largest in Europe), the college, the seminary, the workers hospital and of course the Panteon where are buried the kings of spain including Philip the Second and Carol the fifth.
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Salamanca district is the place for high end and designer shopping. El Rastro is the weekly flea market where you can get just about anything, and Sunday morning is the time to go there. The central park El Retiro is great for boating and for viewing the fabulous Crystal Palace, an elaborate structure made completely of glass. Madrid is well connected by rail to other significant European cities such as Barcelona, Paris, Zurich and Lisbon. It also has an intricate bus network to help you get around inexpensively, while car rental operators are plentiful as well. The Metrobus or underground local rail system is also a popular means of... Read more »
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A visit to Santiago Bernabeu stadium - Jun 23, 2009, by Tudi
The gallery above is from April 2008, during my trip through Spain. I ended up in Madrid for a couple of days, visiting some friends, without any real travelling plan. As a football fan though, it's hard to visit Madrid and not feel the... Read more »
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About Royal Palace in Madrid for visitors - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
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