El Escorial & El Valle de los Caídos

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Tour Escorial & Valle de los Caídos


Departures from November to March: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 08:45

Departures from April to October: Daily, except Mondays 8:45
Closed: 25 December and 1 January.



Departure point: Passenger terminal: Calle San Bernardo, 7 28013

Visit the impressive Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the monumental architectural complex built during the Golden Age. The Basilica of El Valle de los Caídos, a monument erected during the civil war.

 

What shall we do?

  The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is the monument that best sums up the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish "Golden Age". It was built in the 16th century under the rule of the powerful King Felipe II, and was conceived as a residence, monastery and pantheon of the Royal House, becoming a symbol of the greatness of the Spanish Empire. It has been declared a historic-artistic site and a World Heritage Site in 1984. During the tour we will visit the interior of the Monastery, the Royal Palace, the Pantheon of the Kings and the Princes, the Chapterhouses, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen is an impressive monument erected in memory of those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Located in the beautiful valley of Cuelgamuros, in the Guadarrama mountain range, this colossal work consists of the basilica and crypt excavated in the rock of a mountain, and crowned by the imposing cross of more than 150 meters high. The entrance to the Valley is included, and a visit to the interior of the basilica.

 

Important information:

  • Shoes and comfortable clothes (in winter: warm clothes), summer (loose clothes)
  •  Camera

 

More information:

  • Suitable for people with reduced mobility whose limitation does not prevent them from following a group walking at a moderate pace.
  • Recommended experience for... Groups, Children, Couples or Travelling alone
  • Recommended time of year to do the experience: All year round