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Royal Monastery Of El Escorial & The Valley Of The Fallen

Royal Monastery Of El Escorial & The Valley Of The Fallen
Royal Monastery Of El Escorial & The Valley Of The Fallen
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Royal Monastery Of El Escorial & The Valley Of The Fallen by BarbeeAnne
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Learn about the royal past life of El Escorial, the history behind the Valley of the Fallen and those that are honored from the Spanish Civil War

5 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • The Royal Monastery of El Escorial is an architectural complex built in the 16th century. Is a ‘must see’ to visit the Hapsburg Royal Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum and the Basilica. All built following the Renaissance style.
  • The Valley of the Fallen was built to commemorate the combatants who died during the Spanish Civil War. The Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos is carved into the mountain.

Includes

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual official guide.
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica.

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please Note

  • This tour is bilingual and will be in the selected language and a second language.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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In this tour we will visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared a World Heritage Site, and the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica that stands out for its gigantic size.

Royal Monastery of El Escorial:
We will start our visit at El Escorial, a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also a mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, for years it had been considered the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.

Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen:
Located 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honour the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 metres of altitude, where an impressive 150 metres high cross places itself over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.
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a Gray Line customer
Jan 05 2020
Great tour of th monestary and basilica
a Gray Line customer
May 08 2018
Our guide was well informed and gave us background information and history which helped us to understand what we were seeing. Her command of the English language was excellent making her easy to understand.
a Gray Line customer
Mar 04 2017
Good tour overall. On,y about 16 people on the tour so llenty of spacd on the bus. Guide easy to understand but was translating into 3 languages, not 2 as described. A bit rushed around El Escorial, would have liked maybe another 30 minutes here.
J.
Sep 09 2016
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