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, a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also a 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 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 nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.
PERIOD: 01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018
FRENQUENCY: Tuesday to Sunday
DEPARTURE TIME: 08:45 AM
CHECK IN TIME: 15 minutes before departing time
DURATION: 5 hours, approx.
DEPARTURE POINT: San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid
ARRIVAL POINT: The tour ends at underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
TYPE OF SALE: Free Sale
CANCELATION POLICY: 100% cancellation fee applies if canceled less than 24 hours or no show
BLACKOUT DATES: 01 May // 10 Sep // 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 31 Dec // 01Jan , 06 Jan
VOUCHER TYPE: Printed voucher and E-voucher
- Air conditioned motor coach.
- Bilingual Official guide.
- Entrance to Church of St. Tomé (or Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes)
- Entrance to Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca.
- Entrance to Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz.
- Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.