Pronunciation: (e-skôr'ē-ul, -skōr'-; Sp. es"kô-ryäl'), [key]
a building in central Spain, 27 miles (43 km) NW of Madrid, containing a monastery, palace, church, and mausoleum of the Spanish sovereigns: erected 1563–84. Also,Escurial.
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