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Royal Monastery of El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen Half Day Tour

Royal Monastery of El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen Half Day Tour

5 hours From
AU$100 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-1267
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun
5 hours From
AU$100 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-1267
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Admission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide InclusionInclusion Radio guide systemTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica and monumental memorial built to commemorate those who died during the Spanish Civil War.

Departure Time: 8:45 AM

Meeting Point: San Nicolás Str, nº 15 (corner Plaza Ramales)

Itinerary

In this tour, you 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, symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also 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 for years 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 honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent landscape of Madrid’s mountain range.

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 radio-guided system

Exclusions

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Important Notes

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, 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.
  • Guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.

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