Get picked up right at your hotel in Madrid from where you will be brought to the bus departure point and start your journey to El Escorial. The bus drives you right into the city center where the guided tour starts. This Tour covers the most important and beautiful sights and attractions of El Escorial in half a day.
El Escorial was declared of Mankind heritage and this half day tour includes all the highlights such as the library, the Monastery and the Basilica and many more!
The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escoriales is the monument that best summarizes the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish “Golden Age”. It was built in the 16th century under the command of the powerful King Philip II, and conceived as a residence, monastery and pantheon of the Royal House, becoming a symbol of the grandeur of the Spanish empire.
During the tour we will visit the interior of the Monastery, the Royal Palace, the Pantheon of the Kings and the Infantes, Chapter Halls, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists and the Basilica.
The Valley of the Fallen is an impressive monument erected in memory of the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. Located in the beautiful valley of Cuelgamuros, in the Sierra de Guadarrama, this colossal work consists of the Basilica and crypt excavated in laroca of a mountain and crowned by the imposing cross of other 150 meters of height. It includes the entrance to the Valley, and visit to the interior of the Basilica.
Children under 6 years are travelling for free!