bannerInterno

ROYAL MONASTERY OF EL ESCORIAL & VALLEY OF THE FALLEN

DESCRIPTION:

In this tour we 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.

INCLUDED:

  • Air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Individual radio guided system

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
  • Return to your hotel

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, ccomfortable 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.
  • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
Departure point: JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales)
Arrival point: The tour ends at at underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2