Hotel Victoria Palace
Travel Blogs from San Lorenzo de El Escorial
... the Philippines (names after him), and much more. His empire is known in history books today as the "Empire where the sun never set." because it spanned so much of the earth. As could be expected, he also built the most extravagant palace the world had ever seen at the time for himself and those closest to him.
More than a palace, however, the Escorial is also an impressive Basilica, a monastery, a school, a library, and a royal cemetery. This ...
... desk and ask for directions.
I had to go through passport control and use the connecting train to Terminal 4. Once I arrived I asked at the information desk where the LAN desk was; apparently it was on the second floor. Just then I noticed an Iberia desk nearby, so on the off-chance that they could print it off for me after all and the original guy had been misinformed, I went up to it and asked - lo and behold, they could and did print my boarding pass for me! I ...
... marble. Walking through these crypts was another 'Game of Thrones' type moment... very cool. I also really liked the hallway and stairwell leading down to the crypts...probably the nicest hallway I've ever been in... Marble everywhere and crystal chandeliers every few steps all the way down. Interesting fact about the crypts: there's a behind-the-scenes 'rotting room' where the guests-to-be of the crypts are kept in leaden earns ...
After sleeping in a bit and hanging out with Nuria, Jesús, Nicolas and Carlota, we headed back to Madrid. It was so cute seeing Nicolas and Carlota with Molly - they couldn´t stop hugging her. Hopefully we´ll see them in Lake Mills sometime in the next few years.
Back in Madrid, we headed out for Puerta del Sol to find our hotel that I had booked online. When I booked it, I had two options - double room or double room with shared ...
... In one plaza, there were buildings from three different centuries. You can't see that at home.
The guide showed us a small park where celebrations are held and played some music on our little headphones - that was pretty cool. Many of the squares held not only festivals, but were the places where they held executions as well. Now, they are filled with statues and fountains, ...
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