5H El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen Tour

Julia Travel Gray Line Spain office, Calle San Nicolas,15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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The Monastery of El Escorial is one of the widely visited places by tourists and is known to be built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II. The Monastery acted as a residence for the Spanish kings. Used also pantheon for the royal family, it became a symbol of the great power of the Spanish empire at the time. The monument, today has been declared of artistic and historic interest and is also declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Explore t... Read More

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Tour Duration
5h

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Description

The Monastery of El Escorial is one of the widely visited places by tourists and is known to be built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II. The Monastery acted as a residence for the Spanish kings. Used also pantheon for the royal family, it became a symbol of the great power of the Spanish empire at the time. The monument, today has been declared of artistic and historic interest and is also declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Explore the Monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists. You must also visit the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheons of the Royal Family, and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen is a monument built as a memorial for those who died during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The valley is also believed to house the heritage, respect, and honour to the martyrs who died and sacrificed their lives fighting for the country. It is located in a beautiful valley in the Mountains of Guadarrama and is an impressive work that has a colossal crossover 150 meters high.

Important Information

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

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

Highlights

Visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial Visit the Hapsburg Royal Palace Visit the Valley of the Fallen Visit the Basilica de la Santa Cruz del

Itinerary

IMPORTANT: Due to the closure of the Valley of the Fallen, the visit of the Valley is suspended until further notice. 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. We will continue our tour by visiting the 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 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain office, Calle San Nicolas,15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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You can cancel your tour until 4 days before your travel date

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