to Order was instituted in 1814 by Ferdinand VII, at the proposal of the Council of War and Navy, to recognize the military service record to the officers of the army, and ordered the annual celebration of the Chapter of the Order, which currently has biennial. Is chosen as a meeting place the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial for their connection to San Hermenegildo, keeping the main relic of the saint, and being royal pantheon of all the Kings and Sovereigns of the Order.
The library of El Escorial, the historical residence of the King of Spain in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The library was designed by Juan de Herrera, and the vaulted ceilings were painted by Pellegrino Tibaldi in the
The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is an historical residence of the King of Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school. The Escorial comprises two architectural complexes of great historical and cultural significance: the royal monastery itself and La Granjilla de La Fresneda, a royal hunting lodge and monastic retreat about five kilometres away. El Escorial is now a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine.
EL ARCO DE LOS SANTOS #NovelaHistórica de Fernando Sanjuan. Una tumba vacía en el Panteón de Reyes del monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial es la consecuencia del insólito plan autorizado por Carlos V para tratar de preservar la imagen de su esposa fallecida, Isabel de Avis. #Libros