The RCU Escorial-Mª Cristina was founded by the Regent Queen María Cristina de Habsburgo y Lorena, in 1892. It is an Upper Educational Center associated with the Complutense University of Madrid.
The Escorial – María Cristina Royal University Center is located in an extraordinary setting and in fabulous surroundings. The University Campus forms a part of the astonishing monumental architectonic complex of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial founded by King Philip II in the 16th century. This all provides a particularly beneficial atmosphere for studying and inter/personal relationships.