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Escorial & Valley of the Fallen 5-Hour Tour from Madrid

Product ID: 44414
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Travel to Escorial from Madrid for a tour of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the historical royal monuments. You'll also visit the Valley of the Fallen, a memorial to those who perished during the Spanish Civil War, and tour the basilica.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a tour of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • See the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, and the Royal Pantheon
  • Visit the Valley of the Fallen and see the interior of the basilica
  • Learn about the history of Spain and the Spanish monarchy
Full description
On this 5-hour tour from Madrid you’ll begin with a visit to the Monastery of El Escorial. It was built under the reign of powerful King Philip II as a residence for Spanish kings, a monastery, and a royal pantheon.

It became a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire at that time. The monument was declared to be of artistic and historic importance and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You’ll visit the Monastery, the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Royal Pantheon, the Chapter Houses, and the Basilica.

The Valley of the Fallen was built in 1936, about 9 kilometers from Escorial, as a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Situated in a beautiful valley in the Guadarrama Mountains, this impressive work features a cross standing more than 150 meters high, as well as a basilica and crypt built into the hard rock under the mountain.

The tour includes admission to the Valley as well as a visit to the basilica’s interior.
Includes
  • Transportation between El Escorial and Valley of the fallen
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Calle Ferraz, 3 (bus terminal) Bus: Line 74 Metro: Plaza España station (lines 3 & 10), and Ventura Rodriguez station (Line 3), Madrid

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Flash photography
Know before you go
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews
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based on 36 reviews
Review summary
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Value for money
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Product ID: 44414