Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, (Madrid)
The Palace of El Escorial, Madrid
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Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de el Escorial, (Madrid)
The Palace is a a World Heritage Site it was the political centre of the empire of King Philip II.
The Pantheon of the Kings contains the remains of monarchs and of queens who were mothers of monarchs, from the Emperor Charles V to modern times.
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I was just reading about the burial place of the Kings of Spain and noticed that there is no more space in the Pantheon of the Kings for current members to be buried. Has there been any indication of where the new site will be?
Also I am curious about a picture depicting the "Chamber of Infants". Can anybody explain what this is?
The Chamber of Infants is the same of Pantheon of the Kings;
Most of the Infantes and Infantas of Spain are burried in the Chamber of Infants. Also it is destinated to Queens of Spain that weren't mothers of Kings.
The Pantheon was built in times of Queen Isabel II, it is composed of 9 chambers with a total of 60 niches (tombs), currently just 36 tombs are engaged .The picture you refer is a beautiful mausoleum located in the 6 chamber.
Here you are some practical info:
The "Chamber of Infants" or "Panteon de los Infantes" is the final burial place for princes, princess, infantes/as, and queens "no mother of kings" of Spain.
The following picture is what's known by "el pastel de los infantes" - the infantes' childrens' cake.
El Escorial (Madrid)-16-Panteones de infantes-Sepulcro de infantes niņos | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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