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Monastery spires from the town  
   

Monastery spires from the town

A beautiful monastery and some terrible trains

April 26th 2008
Come back British Rail, all is forgiven Kate On Saturday we decided it was time for another day trip. We leave Madrid at the end of June, which isn't very long now. We want to see more of the surrounding area before we go. We decided on an afternoon visit to the town of El Escorial and its monastery complex. It's about 50km North of Madrid, near the mountains. We saw th ... read more
Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » El Escorial

Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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