Escorial: Interior detail of side wall, the Royal Pantheon showing stacked sarcophagi



The place of burial for the kings of Spain. It is an octagonal Baroque mausoleum made of marble where all of the Spanish monarchs since Charles I have been buried, with the exception of Philip V, Ferdinand of Savoy, and Amadeus of Savoy. The sarcaphagi are bronze and marble.

A complex which contains a monastery, palace, school, mausoleum and museum; Philip II built the monastery 1563-1584 as a memorial to victory over French in 1557. It became his main residence and was later was the dynastic center of the Spanish Hapsburgs. The monastery was originally a property of the Hieronymite monks, it is now a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine. The church of the monastery is the Basilica of San Lorenzo el Real.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • El Real Monasterio de El Escorial

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Tombs

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Renaissance

Place of Creation
  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain: ca. 45 km northwest of Madrid

  • +40.58175-4.126417

  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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