From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
From the pre-Roman times to the 21st Century. Mainly known as the "former capital of Spain". The Romans made of it an important city, which now we know - thanks to recent archeological research - is at least 4, 000 years old. After that, the barbarians made of it the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom. 100 years after the creation of Islam, it became a Muslim ruled city during 400 years. After that it became a border-line city till the 13th century and then a new period begins, the former main Mosque turns into a new Gothic cathedral.
After the Middle Ages ended in Spain, the new Absolute Monarchy was in need of new buildings that would be representative of this new era. In the year 1563 this project of Philip II started to see the light under the wonderful mountains of Guadarrama, in the north of the Madrid region. 20 years later the biggest Catholic Monastery is finished and up to our days it is still used as the burial pantheon of the Royals
I'll meet group at accommodation. To be detailed. Driver will pick us up there too. First we'll travel to Toledo, cooler in the morning, and then we'll travel after lunch to El Escorial and Valley. At the end of the day we'll drive back to Madrid. ETA 7 pm
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 10 hours
Private Caravell or Ford Custom van. It will fit 6 participants, as long as you are not larger than the average, in that case, I would get a larger one and there would be a slight difference in the price.
If you prefer a car or bus depending on group size it can be customized too, and the price will be adjusted.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Eur - For admission fees, it could be less depending on what we visit in Toledo. For lunch and foodies expenses from 10€-15€ on per person.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks