This historic complex is divided into three parts: the monastery (with Lucas Jordán's frescoes), the royal ... More
Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
This historic complex is divided into three parts: the monastery (with Lucas Jordán's frescoes), the royal mausoleum, and the palace. The palace's magnificent rooms are decorated with paintings by Titian, El Greco, and Claudio Coello, as well as wonderful 18th-century furniture. The library contains a fascinating collection of manuscripts and the Museum of Painting and Architecture is worth a look. Felipe II commissioned Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera to build everything between 1563 and 1584 to commemorate Spanish victory in the battle of San Quintín (1557). Transport: 50 kilometers (28 miles) by car from Madrid on N-VI then M-505 roads. Regular trains every day from Madrid's railway stations and buses from Moncloa.
Madrid's Italian church celebrates mass in Italian if a large enough group of native speakers requests it. The building has
a perfectly preserved 12th century mudejar tower with lobe and horseshoe arches that was the minaret of a mosque ...
Built in 1784, Basílica de San Francisco El Grande is the largest church in Madrid. It has a huge and
outstanding collection of paintings displayed amongst its seven chapels, including work by Goya, Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, Maella, and Casado ...
The village of Balàfia is regarded as being of great cultural interest by local institutions. It is a group of
five privately owned houses that are all examples of the typical style of traditional Ibizan architecture. You can get ...