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

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

From US$ 66.93 per person

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


  • 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.
  • Transportation between El Escorial and Valley of the fallen
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the Monatery of El Escorial
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

  • Video recording
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
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4.2 /5

based on 66 reviews

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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

The experience in El Escorial was amazing and the guide walk us to a piece of history that we all must know.

November 19, 2021


November 8, 2021

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