Curiosities of San Lorenzo de El Escorial !!!

Once again, found me pictures in my vault that should be in my blog, These are all memorable moments of my family trips to Spain, Therefore, this is new text and new older pictures of the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Better known for the monastery, but leave that for my other posts. This is up the mountains in the Comunidad de Madrid. Hope you enjoy it as I

This is one of the jewels of our times, a masterpiece of construction and a must to visit on your travels to Spain, especially if around Madrid. I have a long history with the place, the Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial,is a must to see While at it ,take a walk in the pretty town and marvel of its architecture and history as well as eating places My dear late mother Gladys brought me here for the first time back in 1972 as a boy, and at first just realized the grandeur of the place and nothing more. On subsequent trips with her already a teenager realized the history that it is within it the history of our Spain, and it hit me greatly. The place, the history, architecture ,and the knowledge.  In 1990, I brought here what was my girlfriend and then dear wife; Martine coming in her VW Golf from France. I needed to show her my Spain, and the places dear to me in my life story; this is one of them. We had a flat tire on Floridablanca  street ,and had to call in a tow truck for a garage place nearby that unfortunately the name now fades ; to fix the tire. It remains one of the anecdotes of coming here.


One picture left out is of the Casita del Infante (also known as the Casita de Arriba) or small house of the sons of the king, but not the heir to the throne, is one of the residences of the Spanish Royal Family. It is a neoclassical building, built in the last third of the 18C, We were going out on this one.


Another venerable institution for the eating frenzy of ours was the Panaderia Vicente, Calle Duque de Alba ,3, This was funny experience eating out on the streets while walking, so much fun with the family and always wonderful memories to leave in my blog!


This is a specialized bakery site in Spain with further information on the bakery :

The San Lorenzo de El Escorial tourist office on its heritage :

There you go folks, a short and sassy post for the memories of always, Many memories flashing my mind as we walked and saw this place again like nothing has change in all these years ! San Lorenzo de El Escorial is immense, beautiful, impressive, and architecturally gorgeous. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I,

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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