Eighth Wonder of the World
There are a few considered for the title.Three are listed here. They are constructions rather than natural wonders.
El Escorial, or the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain located in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorialabout 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of the Spanish capital Madrid. Built between 1563 and 1584 by order of King Philip II (who reigned 1556–1598), El Escorial is the largest Renaissance building in the world. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, basilica, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school, and hospital.
El Escorial consists of two architectural complexes of great historical and cultural signifance.
La Granjilla de La Fresneda, a royal hunting lodge and monastic retreat about five kilometres (3.1 mi) away. These sites have a dual nature. El Escorial was both a Spanish royal palace and a monastery.
The building's cornerstone was laid on 23 April 1563. The building was completed in 1584.
|Courtyard of the Evangelists, Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain|
|By MrMasterKeyboard - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121262762|
At its peak, approximately 4,600 workers were employed in the bridge's construction. Wilhelm Westhofen recorded in 1890 that 57 people died. As of 2009, 73 deaths have been connected with the construction of the bridge and its immediate aftermath.
|By Josh von Staudach - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3197426|