Tour of El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen

Madrid, Spain

Close to Madrid, the breathtaking El Escorial was once a residence for the King of Spain. Admire this historic site with your private guide before visiting the Valley of the Fallen, a monument honouring those who died during the Spanish Civil War.

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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