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Spain, Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

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Location San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Province and Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain
Coordinates N40 34 54.3 W4 7 35.1
Property 94 ha
Date of Inscription 1984

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/318 )

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.

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