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From Madrid: Escorial Monastery & Valley of the Fallen Trip186 Reviews BEST SELLER
Experience the grandeur of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, a World Heritage Site and a symbol of 16th-century Spanish power. Visit the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, carved into the mountain in the Sierra de Madrid, and marvel at the views.
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- Visit the Monastery of El Escorial and tour the Habsburgs Palace
- See the Kings and Princes Mausoleum
- Marvel at the enormous Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen
DescriptionAfter meeting with your guide, get away from the bustle of the city on a comfortable air-conditioned coach. At the first stop, enjoy a guided tour through the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared World Heritage site by UNESCO. Built in the 16th century, it is a symbol of the power of the government at the time. Learn about the impressive Royal Mausoleum and the story behind the 21 years of construction time. Marvel at the symmetry of the Renaissance-style building. Listen to your guide's commentaries as you explore the Habsburg Palace, the Chapter House, the Basilica, and the remarkable library. Then, board your bus again for a short drive to the Valley of the Fallen. The site is located 9 kilometers away from El Escorial, in Sierra de Guadarrama. This enormous monument, built between 1940 and 1959, is carved into the mountain, 1,350 meters up. An impressive 150-meter-high cross stands over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid’s mountain range, which can be seen from miles away.
IncludesBilingual guide Air-conditioned coach Audio headset Entry to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial Entry to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
- The duration of the tour includes round-trip transfers
- Visitors are requested to not take photos or film inside the exhibitions
- The tour involved a lot of walking and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended
- The itinerary is subject to change