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Take a historical journey to the Renaissance world of Spain's past
This excursion is a MUST if you love history, and wish to be introduced to the incredible personality and intriguing world of King Phillip II--one of the greatest Renaissance Princes and the most powerful King of the 16th century.
The Escorial Monastery was constructed between 1563 and 1595, and was also used as a convent, a Royal Palace, a school, a Royal Library, and a Mausoleum where ashes of the Spanish Kings from the last 500 years enjoy eternal rest.
The Escorial Monastery is the most important counter-reform edification of the Spanish Renaissance, and the Valley of the Fallen is a striking architectural wonder, constructed by Republican prisoners. A cross of approximately 570 feet stands elevated above a giant rock, which exists over an immense underground tunnel. Extending for 820 feet, this tunnel houses the tomb of notorious Spanish dictator, Generalismo Franco, who reigned over Spain for nearly 35 years.
Please note that a supplement rate will be added on Holy Days (per group, not per person).
Admission to Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen monument are included in the price of the tour.
Days offered: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday