ROYAL MONASTERY OF EL ESCORIAL & VALLEY OF THE FALLEN AM
In this tour we 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: We 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 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 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.
Things you should know about this activity
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 above. LANGUAGES: Guaranteed in English & Spanish ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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BLACKOUT DATES 10 Sep // 24 Dec, 31 Dec // 01Jan , 06 Jan