Monday, August 29, 2011

El Escorial: Tomb of Don Juan of Austria of Lepanto Fame

Located just outside Madrid. Photos are not permitted of the interior of the palace and his tomb is watched by a security guard.

On the side of the tombs are carved these Latin words from the Holy Writ: "FUIT HOMO MISSUS A DEO CUI NOMEN ERAT IOANNES."

1 comment:

  1. I visited here in 1996! Incredible place....

    Why is the tomb of Don Juan watched over by a security guard? Fear of vandalism by Moslems, perhaps, since he beat the pants off their ancestors at Lepanto?

    Boy, do we need a Don Juan today!