El Escorial is the gigantic castle & burial ground for previous Spanish kings.  As much as I thought I knew about Spain I had never heard of El Escorial.  What a surprise.  It’s a few miles out of Madrid so it’s a great day trip.  The structure is massive.  It contains both a massive church, living quarters for the royal family and rows and rows for the 5,000 individuals that were working there during its heyday.

Pictures are not allowed inside the structure so we can only show OUTSIDE pictures but you can link to the website to view some of the other various info about this site.