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Maria died soon after the birth of Carlos, Prince of Asturias at Valladolid, Spain. Her remains are buried in the Pantheon of Princes in the Royal Crypt of the Monastery of El Escorial.

The Monastery has an interesting Museum of Painting and Architecture as well.

Today, there are many budding Spanish architects who have passed more into the realms of Modern architecture. Both Santiago Calatrava and Rafael Moneo have pushed the boundaries of Spanish architecture both in Spain and abroad.


The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Other masters who painted works for the Escorial were El Greco, Luca Giordano, and Claudio Coello.

Queen María Cristina died in exile at Le Havre, France on August 22, 1878. Her remains are buried in the Pantheon of the Kings in the Royal Crypt of the Monastery of El Escoril.


El Escorial, Spain (article) | Khan Academy

How to Get to El Escorial.The town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial can be reached from Madrid either by bus from Moncloa Interchange (lines 661 and 664), or by train from Atocha and Chamartín Stations.

1560 CE, El Escorial – Chronology of Architecture

Later rulers modified El Escorial, although it still keeps its unity to this day. Philip IV completed the Royal Pantheon, a chapel containing the bodies of Spanish kings, in the 17th century.

Monastery San Lorenzo El Escorial

The 20th Century saw the rise of Catalan Modernism, a style that incorporated more natural and organic elements. Gaudí was the leading Spanish architect of this style. He adorned the city of Barcelona with many fantastic buildings, including his most famous work, La Sagrada Familia. Lluís Domènech i Montaner is also another Spanish architect who developed the Catalan Modernism movement.

Valle de los Caidos visitors guide - Madrid Spain

There have been some losses to its collections because of fire and pillage, but El Escorial remains the most complete and impressive monument of the later Renaissance in Spain.

El Escorial & Valle de los Caidos

All pictures/photos of members of the Spanish Royal Family are from Wikipedia unless otherwise indicated. Since all but a few of the Spanish royals below are buried in the Pantheon of Kings or the Pantheon of Infantes at the Royal Crypt of the Monastery of El Escorial, the link is directly below and will not be listed in each entry.

Recipe: Gazpacho Andaluz - Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

King Charles I abdicated in favor of his son Philip II. He died of malaria on September 21, 1558 at the Monastery of Yuste where he had lived for several years. His remains are buried in the Pantheon of Kings in the Royal Crypt of the Monastery of El Escorial.