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

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

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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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Spain and the Spanish monarchy
  • 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
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. 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
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Audio headset
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Cecilia has been a very pleasant and generous guide with information and guidance. However, the company that organizes the VPN Tour was disorganized about the different Tours and to whom each one corresponded. It also does not clarify that the guidance is both in Spanish and English which makes the route somewhat dense.

May 22, 2019

Meeting point not easy to find. Tour guide was GREAT! A+G. Meier Switzerland

March 23, 2022

Excellent trip, tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Tour is scheduled for 4.5 hrs but place is so beautiful that it probably needs 1 more hour to take in the beauty of this place , specially the gorgeous church.

February 24, 2022

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