M is for Madrid’s Library of El Escorial

letter mCan you believe we’re half way through the A to Z Challenge already? We’ve seen some amazing libraries so far and today’s pick is no exception. Today we’re visiting a royal library in Madrid, Spain.

The Library of El Escorial was founded by King Felipe II in 1584. The library currently houses over 40,000 volumes and many of which are rare, illuminated manuscripts. This library’s vaulted ceiling is decorated in frescoes depicting seven liberal arts, the floors are marble, and its great hall is 177 feet long.

Madrid’s Library of El Escorial

Madrid's Library of El Escorial
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Madrid's Library of El Escorial
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The Library of El Escorial
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The Library of El Escorial
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The Library of El Escorial
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The Library of El Escorial
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I’ll see you tomorrow for the letter N.

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