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Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

In this half day excursion you will visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared a World Heritage Site. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica. You will continue the tour to the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, located 9 km away from El Escorial, and built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the Spaniards who died during the Spanish Civil War

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Highlights

  • The Royal Monastery of El Escorial is an architectural complex built in the 16th century. Is a ‘must see’ to visit the Hapsburg Royal Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum and the Basilica. All built following the Renaissance style.
  • The Valley of the Fallen was built to commemorate the combatants who died during the Spanish Civil War. The Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos is carved into the mountain.

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen 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.
  • Individual radioguided system.

Tour Exclusions

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

Please Note

  • This tour is bilingual and will be in the selected language and a second language.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen Basilic visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.

Restrictions

  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.

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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, 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.

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 metres of altitude, where an impressive 150 metres high cross places itself over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.

Pickup Info

* This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (corner Plaza Ramales) and ends at Plaza de Oriente.
* Print your voucher and give it to your guide when staring the tour. E-voucher accepted.
* Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
* Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
* Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 91 559 9605 / [email protected]
* Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show

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