Meaning of Escorial

Es•co•ri•al

Pronunciation: (e-skôr'ē-ul, -skōr'- Sp. es&seckô-ryäl'), [key]
— n.
  1. a building in central Spain, 27 miles (43 km) NW of Madrid, containing a monastery, palace, church, and mausoleum of the Spanish sovereigns: erected 1563–84.
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