Escorial & Valley.
This tour is directed to people who really enjoy history and have a lillte (or big) previous knowledge of the period of time of the Hausbourg Royal Family (King Philippe II). Escorial is an impressive monument that was commissioned by this king. He created there his own Universe, and a place where to bury the future kings of our country: THe Royal Pantheon.
History, Art, Frescoes, Knowledge of that time, austerity, renaissance architecture and many steps during the tour (take note of this please!!) and you will visit what is was known at its period of time as the "Eigth Wonder of the World".
5 miles away from this place is the Monument called The Valley of the Fallen. Comissioned by Franco as soon as the Civil War ended . And it is still a controvertial place for spaniards where the remains of thousands of people killed during the Spanish Civil War were brought during its construction. And Franco, the dictator of Sapain, is bared in this church.
Madrid-Escorial by private car or local taxi. (1 hour driving)
Tour of the Escorial: 1. 5 hours
Transfer to the Valley of the Fallen. (15' driving)
Visit of this place. 1 hour.
Back to Madrid.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 5 hours
The tour duration may depend on traffic conditions.
Private car or local taxis.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euros - a little drink or meal
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver on request.
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Mariluz was an excellent friendly and informative guide. Particularly at the Valley of the Fallen her insights into the emotions and attitudes of the Spanish people towards this monument really helped to put it into proper perspective. Escorial is definitely for the more mobile visitor (a lot of stairs) but well worth the effort.