Royal Apartments

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El Escorial was a place of great splendour during the reign of Philip II and the Habsburgs, and only returned to glory under Charles III and Charles IV in the 18C. Each dynasty occupied a different wing, upon which they imposed their own style. The Bourbon apartments with their luxurious decoration, tapestries and paintings are in striking contrast to the sobriety of Philip II's apartments (1556-98) and those of the Infanta, more simply decorated with Talavera ceramics and paintings.

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Adresse : 

av. de Juan de Borbon y Battemberg

Nearby tourist attractions

Basílica
Basílica
This basilica was designed by Juan de
30 minutes
El Escorial monastery library
El Escorial monastery library
The 54m-long gallery is decorated with
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Nuevos Museos
Nuevos Museos
The Art Museum contains a large number
120 minutes
Panteones
Panteones
The magnificent Royal Pantheon lies
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El Escorial monastery
El Escorial monastery
More well known as El Escorial, the
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Prince's Pavilion
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Basílica
Basílica
This basilica was designed by Juan de
30 minutes
El Escorial monastery library
El Escorial monastery library
The 54m-long gallery is decorated with
30 minutes
Panteones
Panteones
The magnificent Royal Pantheon lies
30 minutes
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Basílica
Basílica
This basilica was designed by Juan de
30 minutes
El Escorial monastery library
El Escorial monastery library
The 54m-long gallery is decorated with
30 minutes
Nuevos Museos
Nuevos Museos
The Art Museum contains a large number
120 minutes
See all