EL ESCORIAL, Door Detail
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school. It is also known shorthand as El Escorial or the Escorial. Photos are not allowed except outside the complex…
The most interesting part of this place for me anyway, was the formal gardens, and that the basement of the building contains the caskets for centuries of Spainish rulers.
On November 2, 1984, UNESCO declared The Royal Site of San Lorenzo of El Escorial a World Heritage Site. It is an extremely popular tourist attraction, often visited by day-trippers from Madrid - more than 500,000 visitors come to El Escorial every year.
Entrance Door - with handle high enough for mounted horsemen to knock without dismounting