El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen
El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen is an essential tour in the surroundings of Madrid that includes the guided visit to the Real Monastery of El Escorial, declared World Heritage Site, and to the Valley of the Fallen with its impressive cross of 150 Meters.
A fantastic excursion to visit the Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallenin a comfortable bus, with a bilingual guide explaining the history and anecdotes of both artistic sets, two spectacular monuments erected to recall events in the history of Spain.
We will start our journey to get to the Madrilenian Sierra de Guadarrama and visit the Valley of the Fallen. Impressive monument erected in memory of all the fallen during the Spanish Civil War of 1936.
The Escorial Monastery was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 designed by King Philip II as an exponent of the greatness of the Kingdom of Spain. It took only 21 years to build this impressive Renaissance building, considered the eighth wonder of the world.
Once in El Escorial, you will have a free time to have a lunch enjoying the local gastronomy , than we will visit the Monastery, the Palace, the Basilica, the Pantheon of the Kings and the Pantheon of the Infantes, the Royal Library and the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, among other places.