MONASTERY OF EL ESCORIAL

OF

This mountain town is nestled in the Sierra de Guadarrama at the foot of Mount Abantos about 30 miles from .  Declared a Site in 1984, the Monastery and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo are prime examples of Spain’s imperial glory.  Walk through this scenic outpost which was once the powerful stronghold of Philip II , ruler of one of the world’s largest empires.