N 40° 35.345 W 004° 08.292
We found this cache at "San Lorenzo de El Escorial", Madrid, Spain. This is "El Escorial", a monument that is patrimony of the humanity. It was the political center of the Felipe II's empire. It was his palace and library as well as its pantheon. Here rest his parents, Carlos I and Isabel of Portugal, and some of its relatives. Here there was built a great basilica and a monastery.
It began to be built from the end of 1562, being placed the last stone in 1584, according to projects of "Juan Bautista de Toledo" and "Juan de Herrera".
In the basilica two are conserved large cenotaphs: that of the founder, Felipe II, and that of Carlos I, with its respective families, on both sides of the high altar. The sculptures ornates in golden bronze are, like those of the altarpiece, of Pompeyo Leoni.
Thanks for this cache.
[This entry was edited by Goldfinders on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 9:39:30 AM.]