Royal Monastery of El Escorial: We will begin the visit in El Escorial, a symbol of Spanish power of the 16th century, which commemorates the Battle of San Quintín and is the Pantheon of the remains of the Emperor Carlos V. Its construction was ruled by reason, symmetry and balance, and keeps the great exponents of Renaissance humanism. For this reason, for years it was considered the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Palace of the Austrias, the Pantheon of Kings and Infants, the Capitular Room and the Basilica.
Basilica of the Valle de los Caídos: 9 km from El Escorial is the next stop of our visit, the Basilica of the Valle de los Caídos. Built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the Spaniards who died during the Civil War, this grandiose construction is excavated on the mountain at 1350m. above sea level. In it, an impressive cross of 150m. stands on the magnificent natural setting of the Madrid Sierra.
Departure: Calle de San Bernardo, 7, 28013 Madrid at 8.45 am
Use of comfortable shoes is recommended.