Real Colegio Universitario Maria Cristina
Paseo de Los Alamillos, 2
28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)
The Company Quarters were designed by Francisco de Mora, architect, and disciple and follower of Juan de Herrera. The construction work was undertaken between 1590 and 1597, with the aim of housing in a single building all the warehousing, services and animals of the Hieronymite Community, the religious order entrusted with the care and maintenance of the Monastery.
At the end of the 19th century, the buildings were in an abandoned state.
The buildings were refounded in 1892 by the Queen Regent Ms. María Cristina de Habsburgo and Lorena as Royal Center for Higher Studies. From 1892 it was entrusted to the guardianship of the order of the Augustinians.
Nowadays, the venue is an upper educational center associated with the complutense University of Madrid. The educational programmes that are taught in the Real Colegio Universitario Maria Cristina are Bachelor of Law, Bachelor in Business Administration, Master in Law and a private degree in Chiropractic. It is an unique university campus, with an outstanding atmosphere and architecture.