El Escorial

This turned out to be my favorite day trip (and I guess my only single-day trip) from Madrid. But it sounded better than the other day trips my friends took. So its the best as far as I am concerned. And for any would-be Madrid tourists, I am not the biggest fan of sight-seeing for the sake of sight-seeing, but these sites turned out to be very cool and well worth the time and money to see them ... in my opinion!

The Monastery were most of the Spanish Royalty are buried ... and an amazing cathedral inside.

The Tomb Franco had built for the civil war fatalities and he is also buried here.

Its BIG and located in the mountains surrounding Madrid.

My traveling partners for the day ... Martin and Erin!

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