Step into the basilica that houses the tombs of former Spanish kings with this afternoon tour to two of the most visited monuments outside Madrid: El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen.
Departing in the afternoon, you’ll be taken to the the Valley of the Fallen, a complex built between the years 1940 and
1958 as a memorial monument to honor the memory of the fallen. There, you’ll find the largest cross of the Christian
world, as well as the tombs of Francisco Franco and José Antonio Primo de Rivera.
Afterwards, we will go to the Monastery of El Escorial, where you’ll visit the former home of the Royal Spanish Family,
the basilica that houses the tombs of former Spanish kings, and the monastery, founded by monks of St. Jerome’s
Order, currently occupied by friars of St. Augustine’s Order.
This monastery is one of the most curious renaissance buildings in Spain and overall of Europe. Besides, you’ll get to
visit the gardens of the friars, ultimate proof of the concept of gardening that King Phillip II had, which was finding
visual beauty as well as allowing the cultivation of vegetables and fruits.
This tour gives you the option of visiting the inside of both monuments from the hand of our professional guide and
includes transportation and entrances to the Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen.
Pick-up / Meeting Point: At Ventas Square, exit Street Julio Camba, Metro Station Ventas.
Starting Time : 2:00 PM
Duration : 5 Hours Approximately
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