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Monastery of El Escorial

The Room of Battles:
In this room there are represented passages of the most famous battles gained by the Spanish armies. All the paintings are Fresh air, included the Vault, of style Pompeyano. The authors of the paintings were: Granelo, Castello, Tavarón and Cambiasso. In 1890 there settled the rail of iron that covers the whole Room as drawing of José Segundo of Lema.

It is an interesting gallery in which there abound the wall paintings relative to the history of Spain, like didactic room and prestige for the royalty of a country with warlike tradition.

The whole side street continued of the room that he devotes himself to the battle of Higueruela, given by Juan II before the from Granada Moors. It is interesting because not only it reflects details of tactics but an excellent thoroughness in the design of the suits and weapon. An excellent document to know the war of the final medievo.

Also there are other battles, between them one relative to the Azores, related to the entry of the kingdom of Portugal in the orbit of the Crown of Felipe II, and other one devoted to that of San Quintín.

Two Ws with different captures.

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