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El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

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If you’re a history buff, no visit to Madrid is complete without ticking off the UNESCO-listed El Escorial. This hassle-free tour makes visiting the monument easy, and includes access to the Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos). Exploring with a guide means you’ll hear insider commentary, while an early morning departure leaves you time for more sightseeing afterward.
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Miguel Angel Z wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions5 helpful votes
It is an amazing place. You can see San Lorenzo de El Escorial. If you can, you can walk for some amazing path an enjoy the nature
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lee wrote a review Aug 2019
Madrid, Spain88 contributions11 helpful votes
If you're close to Madrid take the time ( or a full day) to visit this wonderful town! The views from here are absolutely amazing if you can let your mind travel back a few years contemplating the extraordinary acomplishments that were achieved a while ago jjj
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Date of experience: August 2019
sandsh0912 wrote a review May 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom247 contributions74 helpful votes
Located SW of El Escorial and cut into the granite hill for Felipe 2nd to watch the building take place.
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Date of experience: May 2019
murzim wrote a review Aug 2018
Boutersem, Belgium11 contributions3 helpful votes
It can be busy during the weekend to find a parking spot so might need to park lower down the road. The views towards El Escorial are amazing. We picknicked under the shade of the trees. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2018
Sam A wrote a review Jul 2018
New York City, New York107 contributions52 helpful votes
Although La Silla isn't that easy to find (especially if you aren't coming by car), it's worth it! The views of the valley, mountains, and town of El Escorial are fantastic - bring your camera! There's also a small bar serving basic drinks and food. It's a nice, quiet, relaxing place for a beer in the woods.
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Date of experience: October 2017