Visit El Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen
This tour from Madrid to El Escorial which also includes a visit to the Valley of the Fallen is one of the essential tours near Madrid. An unforgettable experience in a unique place for architecture, history and landscape!
Tour start time: 11:00 am
Comfortable excursion from Madrid to the Escorial by bus and accompanying guide to visit El Escorial and its imposing Royal Monastery declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, as well as the monumental complex of the Valley of the Fallen located a few kilometers away, in another beautiful enclave of the Madrid mountain range.
After approximately one hour of travel enjoying the landscape that the Sierra de Madrid gives us, we begin the tour to El Escorial with the guided visit to the Royal Monastery of the Escorial that Felipe II ordered to be built as Residence and Royal Pantheon. Symbol of the greatness of the Spanish Empire, the palatial-monacal complex is an impressive construction of great historical-artistic and architectural value that houses jewels such as the Basilica, the Pantheon with the graves of almost all the Kings of Spain from Emperor Charles V, the Royal Library or the palatial dependencies that occupied the different ruling dynasties.
After the guided visit to El Escorial, we will have time for lunch before continuing the route to the nearby Cuelgamuros Valley where the highest Christian cross in the world (150 meters) announces the location of the Valley of the Fallen, an extraordinary and controversial work of architecture, sculpture and engineering erected in honor of those killed in the Civil War that gave way to a long period of dictatorship in Spain.
We visit the interior of the basilica carved into the rock and admire the grandeur of the monumental complex and the nature scene that houses it, a protected natural space of great ecological value and unique scenic beauty.
End time of the tour: 6:00 pm
- Price: €57 per person (including taxes)
- Activities available in the following languages: Spanish.English
Escorial, El (Madrid)
- Duration: 1 Day, 7 Hours,
- Date available from: 27/12/2019
- Date available to: 29/06/2021
- Category of the activity: Circuits and visits
- Who is it for?: LGBT. Senior. Adults without children. Families. Young people
- Organising company: TURISMO DIGITAL SL
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