Toledo and the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen tour from Madrid

Calle San Nicolás, 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain, Madrid, Spain
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Combine 2 half-day tours!In this tour you 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: You will start our visit at El Escorial, 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, it had been considered for years 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 honor 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 landscape of Madrid’s mountain range.In the afternoon, you will depart to Toledo. Discover the City of the Three Cultures! Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the City of the Three Cultures since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived there together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco.

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Important info

  • The tour ends at Bus Parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
What's included
Air-conditioned coach. Bilingual official guide (English and Spanish). Entrances to the monuments included in the tour of Toledo as detailed: Church of St. Tomé, Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
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Visit some of the most important sights near Madrid: El Escorial and the Basilica of the Valley of The Fallen. Discover the beauty of Toledo: the City of the Three Cultures. Admire the world-famous painting by El Greco, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, at the Church of St. Tomé

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Meeting Point

Julia Travel office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales).