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Escorial & Valley of the Fallen 5-Hour Tour from Madrid

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Travel to Escorial from Madrid for a tour of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the historical royal monuments. You'll also visit the Valley of the Fallen, a memorial to those who perished during the Spanish Civil War, and tour the basilica.

Highlights

  • Take a tour of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • See the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, and the Royal Pantheon
  • Visit the Valley of the Fallen and see the interior of the basilica
  • Learn about the history of Spain and the Spanish monarchy

Description

On this 5-hour tour from Madrid you’ll begin with a visit to the Monastery of El Escorial. It was built under the reign of powerful King Philip II as a residence for Spanish kings, a monastery, and a royal pantheon. It became a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire at that time. The monument was declared to be of artistic and historic importance and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll visit the Monastery, the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Royal Pantheon, the Chapter Houses, and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen was built in 1936, about 9 kilometers from Escorial, as a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Situated in a beautiful valley in the Guadarrama Mountains, this impressive work features a cross standing more than 150 meters high, as well as a basilica and crypt built into the hard rock under the mountain. The tour includes admission to the Valley as well as a visit to the basilica’s interior.

Includes

Transportation between El Escorial and Valley of the fallen Tour guide Entrance fees
Meals and drinks Gratuities

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  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes

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