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Slide 2 El Escorial 26 miles NW of Madrid Slide 3 The Escorial Slide 4 The Town of Escorial [30 km. Northeast of Madrid] Slide 5 El Escorial -- Background (El Escorial was begun in 1563 by Juan Bautista de Toledo, a Renaissance Spanish architect who had worked earlier in Italy, and was completed after his death in 1567 by Juan de Herrera. Slide 6 El Escorial Statistics 15 cloisters ( 16 courts ( 14 entrance halls ( 13 oratory ( 300 cells ( 86 stairways ( 9 towers ( 9 pipe organs ( 232 chorus books ( 73 statues ( More than 1,600 scenes ( 11 cisterns ( 88 fountains ( 2,673 windows ( 1,200 doors Slide 7 The Monastery of San Lorenzo Slide 8 The Escorial Palace Slide 9 A Section of the Monastery & Gardens ( one of the largest religious establishments in the world. Slide 10 The Monastery Gardens: Close-Up Slide 11 The View of the Countryside from the Monastery Area Slide 12 Philip II [r. 1556 1598] Slide 13 Philip II & Bloody Mary Tudor Slide 14 The Library Inside the Monastery ( 4,700 manuscripts [many illuminated]. ( 40,000 printed books. Slide 15 Philip IIs Chapel Slide 16 Stairwell Inside the Escorial Slide 17 Ceiling Inside the Escorial Slide 18 A Main Corredor Inside the Escorial Slide 19 The Escorials Library ( Over 4,700 rare manuscripts. ( Many illuminated manuscripts. ( Over 45,000 books. Slide 20 Philip II Died in this Bed Slide 21 The Crypt Area Slide 22 The Crypt of Philip II