Plaza de Ramales, 28001 Madrid, España
Book your place on this trip through the most recent history of Spain, visiting the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and Valle de los Caidos.
The tour first visits the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, an architectural ensemble of great cultural value proclaimed a World Heritage Site, and ends at the Valle de los Caidos Basilica, dominated by a giant cross.
Buy your tickets for this trip and live the history of Spain closely.
In this tour of approximately 5 hours, you will visit two of the most important architectural ensembles in Spain, both for their history and for their symbolism and design.
The first stop is the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, comprised by the Royal Palace of the Austrias, the Pantheon of the Kings and Infants, the Chapter House and the Basilica. Considered for years, in the sixteenth century, as the eighth wonder of the world, its construction is a demonstration of Renaissance architecture..
Later, the excursion makes a stop in Valle de los Caidos, this basilica was built as a tribute to the victims of the Civil War. The monumental complex is excavated in the mountain itself and reaches 1,350 meters high where nature and architecture come together in a unique experience.
The ticket price includes the official bilingual guide and tickets to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and entrance to Valle de Los Caidos and the Basilica.
Benefit from the discounts on the price of the excursion for young people and people over 65 on this trip through the history of Spain
El Escorial & Valle de los Caídos
Discover El Valle de los Caídos and El Escorial in a 5 hours English or Spanish tour
This excursion includes the entrance to the Escorial where you can see the former residence of the Spanish Royal Family and burial place of the kings of Spain.
Built after the Battle of San Quentin, the Escorial is, in turn, a museum, since inside you can find a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, sacred and courtly art. At the moment the monastery is in use by the Order of San Agustín reason why throughout the visit you breathe is a halo of spiritual quietness that impregnates the walls of this magnificent architectonic set.
The Valley of the Fallen is the second stop of this excursion. It is one of the most visited monuments of the Community of Madrid for all the meaning it has and the history that precedes it.
The cross that presides over the monument has a height of 150 meters and its arms are 24 meters each, it is currently the longest in the world, a sign that is visible for miles away and that still gives that essence of grandeur that this basilica tries to transmit to the visitor.
Whether it's knowing the story or not forgetting it, it's a recommended excursion.