Discover the grandeur of Spain in a half-day guided tour of the Monastery of El Escorial and the Monument of the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid. Assess why the baroque style of El Escorial, has been considered the eighth wonder of the world, and admire the sculptures of Valley of the Fallen monument erected in memory of all who died in the Spanish Civil War. With this tour, you will become very much acquainted of the fascinating history of Spain.
It was built in the sixteenth century under the rule of the powerful King Felipe II, and conceived as Residence, Monastery, and Pantheon of the Royal House. It became a symbol of the greatness of the Spanish Empire, and has been declared a Historical Heritage. We will visit:
The Monastery, The Royal Palace, The Pantheon of Kings and Princes, Chapterhouses, Cloister of the Four Evangelists The Basilica.
The Valley of the Fallen
It is an impressive monument erected in memory of those who died during the Spanish Civil War of 1936.
It is located in the beautiful Valley Cuelgamuros, in the Sierra de Guadarrama. This colossal work consists of the basilica, and the crypt excavated in the rock of the mountain.
It is crowned by the impressive cross of over 150 meters.
The entrance to the Valley, and visit inside the Basilica, is included. Hours and prices:
Daily except Mondays
Departures: Morning 09:00 hrs. Half day – All year.