Make your way out of the city to the nearby Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a spectacular monument which has served as both a royal palace and a monastery during its 400-year history. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beautiful landmark is home to a fantastic display of Spanish art and Renaissance architecture. Here you'll have the chance to explore several sections of El Escorial, including the Monastery, the Royal Palace of Felipe II, the Basilica and the Pantheons of the Royal Family, before continuing on to the Valley of the Fallen.

Located in Sierra de Guadarrama, the Valley of the Fallen is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Spanish Civil War. Admire the 150-metre tall cross which towers over the Basilica and Crypt, built into the mountain below.

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