Three of the top attractions around Madrid make up the itinerary of this day trip with a definite Royal theme carrying on throughout the day. Visit the vast monastery and palace complex of El Escorial. Wander the haunting Valle de los Caidos, the daunting mausoleum that military dictator Francisco Franco had built for himself. Admire the astonishing Aranjuez Palace with its glorious gardens.Highlights
- See how the other half live as you meander around the monastery and pace around the palace
- Step foot inside everything from the library to the weapons room
- Mosey on over to the Unesco World Heritage Site and admire all that it boasts
El Escorial was dreamed up by King Philip II (of Armada fame) in the 16th century and is perhaps one of the most impressive symbols of Spanish imperial power and glory and religious piety. It is home to a monastery and basilica as well as a palace, the Pantheon of the Kings and the Princes’ Mausoleum, the Architectural Museum, the Weapons Room, the Library and much, much more.
The Valle de los Caidos (Valley of the Fallen) has a somewhat controversial place among Spanish attractions. This monumental mausoleum, which is dominated by a 150-metre high cross, is the final resting place of Generalissimo Franco. He ordered its construction and among the workers were hundreds of Republican prisoners from the Spanish Civil War.
Head to to the Royal Palace at Aranjuez to explore this Unesco World Heritage Site. Tour the palace, visiting the Throne Room of Isabel II. Stroll around the beautifully landscaped gardens, which inspired Joaquin Rodrigo to compose his Concierto de Aranjuez and visit the Museum of Royal Feluccas which is a fascinating exhibition of river craft used by the royal family.
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Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.LocationStarting point:
Terminal Madrid - San Nicolas, 15 - Madrid - ESEnd point
: Same as starting pointScheduleOpening dates
Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, 08:45 - 15:45
01/04/2019 - 30/09/2019, Wednesday/SaturdayDuration
: 7 HoursGuiding options
Guiding type: Guide
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To join your tour please go to: JULIÁ TRAVEL, C/ SAN NICOLÁS 15 (nest to Plaza de Ramales). If you need to modify your booking, you must cancel the existing booking and issue a new one. Cancellation fees may apply according to the rate conditions.