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Monastery of the Escorial and The Valley of The Fallen

Escorial
4 out of 5 stars (4 reviews)

Itinerary

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.

Pickup

Calle de San Nicolas, 15, Madrid, Spain

 

Dropoff

underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Things to bring

Printed voucher

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 radioguided system

Exclusions

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

Cancellation

Cancellation more then a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 72 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Duration: 5 hours

 

Departure time:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 08:45 am

 

We advise to book this tour at least 48 hours in advance

Check in at the departure point at least 15 minutes before departure time

 

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 kindlyrequested 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.

Reviews

" The best guided tour to the most awe inspiring massive monuments. "
5 out of 5 stars
The guide explained all the history and heritage in the most knowledgeable manner. The trip was a treat for all those who are interested in Christian Heritage and History. Fabulous memorable excursion.
" In het Nederlands "
4 out of 5 stars
Ik schrijf in het Nederlands, omdat dit gemakkelijker ie en Madrid City Tours waarschijnlijk een Nederlandse onderneming is. De tour was goed, de reisleidster (Christina??) was leuk en gaf goede informatie. Het lijkt me goed dat op het Internet aangegeven wordt hoe je er met het openbaar vervoer in Madrid komt. Kleine moeite lijkt mij. Ik was uitgestapt bij de metrohalte San Bernardo van metrolijn 2, maar moest nog vrij ver lopen naar de Calle San Bernardo 7. Beter was het als ik bij de halte Noviciado was uitgestapt. Dat is een stuk dichter bij.
" Could be better "
3 out of 5 stars
" Great tour "
5 out of 5 stars
Well worth it. Big negative was restrictions on photography in Monastery and Memoial.