El Escorial and Valle de los Caídos excursion
The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial 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 mandate of the powerful King Felipe II, and conceived as a residence, monastery and pantheon of the Royal House, becoming a symbol of the greatness of the Spanish empire.
- It has been declared a historical artistic ensemble, and World Heritage Site in 1984.
- The Valley of the Fallen is an impressive monument erected in memory of the fallen during the Spanish Civil War.