Escorial: Exterior view, main entrance to complex, bridge over moat



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

  • Architecture

  • Bridges

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 Public
Content License
Use Permissions
  • To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.


Collections Featuring this Image
Architectural Lantern Slides of Spain


Please Note: You may encounter a delay before a download begins. Large or infrequently accessed files can take several minutes to retrieve from our archival storage system.