Monasterio del Escorial, was the first example of the architectural style which came to be known as Herrerian after its creator, Juan de Herrera. It holds the designation of Madrid.dia 3. escorialWorld Heritage site. Philip II used this Royal Site for his family pantheon. Construction work began in 1563 under Juan de Toledo, and on his death was continued by Juan de Herrera, who completed the building in 1584.
This impressive provincil capital, situated in the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela,, is dotted with fine monuments and churches, the most famous of which is the magnificent cathedral, declared World Heritage, its lofty Gothic spires dominate the city’s skyline.
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
The historical town, an important staging post on the Way of St James, was founded in the 11C and owes its name to a hermit, Dominic, who built a bridge to help pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela, a causeway to Burgos, ahospice and a hospital.