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

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Description

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.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • El Real Monasterio de El Escorial

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • 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

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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