Saturday in El Escorial

11 Feb

On Saturday we were able to take a trip to El Escorial, the monastery-home of King Phillip II. We got the normal tour and then were very fortunate to get a special behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the building: Padre Modesto, a friend of the family of one of our Burlington students, took us through the convent, through secret passages in the walls of the Escorial itself, and up onto the top of the dome for some breathtaking views of the surrounding region.

Here’s what Rachel Seeley had to say about today’s trip:

Today we went to El Escorial and everything about it was amazing! The views, and things to see in the building! So far this trip is one of a lifetime!


3 Responses to “Saturday in El Escorial”

  1. susan price (@twinsbless) February 11, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Ustedes están divertiendose mucho y aprendiendo mucho también. Son las siete y veinte y voy a la escuela porque tenemos una demora…. dos horas…. la escuela empieza a las nueve hoy a causa de much nieva. Pasen Uds. un buen día.

  2. Faydeen February 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    These photos are GREAT!!! Looks like everyone is having a great time and the sites are awesome!!! Keep posting … am really enjoying seeing your trip!

  3. skdisanto February 12, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Happy faces, beautiful landscapes and NO SNOW!! have a great time. Ms. DiSanto

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