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Valle de los Caidos

Carretere de Guadarrama, 28209 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 56 11
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Nuestros sentimientos nacionalistas intransigentes, ha cegado nuestra opinión ideológica arremetiendo con todo aquel Republicano. Es por esto, que aun el paso del tiempo sin habernos pronunciado en contra de nuestras barbaries, hemos decidido finalmente dar un paso al frente y usando el raciocinio, decir que nos hemos equivocado. Desde "El valle de los caídos", deseamos que algún día se haga justicia por los hechos acontecidos en nuestra historia española. Finalmente, y repitiéndonos, les pedimos mil disculpas por todo. ¡Viva la República!
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Carretere de Guadarrama, 28209 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 56 11
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place is massive, spacious and impressive. At the same time the whole area is in need of upgrading.

Thank Per Håkon S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The size of the cross and the basilica and monument carved out of the mountain are impressive and there are some nice tree covered mountains surrounding it, but I didn’t find it that interesting and thought it not worth the hassle of getting there (one...More

Thank GaryBrazel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has its detractors and focuses on Franco and his side which one the war but it really makes you think about the cost of Spain's Civil War.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing open, elevator out of order, basilica closed, and still pay €9 for 2 persons, of which one reduced rate... Not good.

Thank Martin v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Valley of the Fallen was interesting and unusual. Franco and Jose Antonio Primo de Ribera (founder of Spanish Fascism) and 45,000 of the 200,000 dead from the Spanish Civil War are buried there. The Basilica (no pictures inside unfortunately) is huge with interesting acoustics...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had not heard about the Basilica before and happened upon it by accident. It is located near the town of Escorial outside Madrid and it one of the most amazing sites we have seen anywhere. As you arrive, you will first see the 500...More

Thank abarker02
Reviewed September 11, 2017

I knew that this was closed on Mondays but assumed that you would still be able to drive near to the monument and see it and just not be able to go in. However the whole area is closed as it is located in a...More

1  Thank LAW64
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The history of the place is strange, but the architectural building is beautiful and the sculptures, I have never seen something like that is incredible work. Is miles away from Madrid, but is worth it, the feeling you get inside the place is amazing. The...More

Thank Elsandra R
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't been here you have to! It's a church, huge by the way, craved into a mountain! It's all stone and it's unbelievable to know that this was built in the last century! Should be a wonder of the word, the architecture, the...More

Thank madrilena000
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Even though this place keeps somewhat sad story behind the construction, it worths to visit. It shows tremendous architectural wonders and beauties. You can find the notorious dictator Franco's tomb inside. We visited this place one very hot summer day, the inside of the building...More

Thank dannykim3
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July 31, 2016|
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Response from Alex F | Reviewed this property |
From parking area to Monument about half kilometer or 500 m. There was no alternative to climb to the top of the cross other than the funicular which is or was undergoing repairs.
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Robin P | Reviewed this property |
1. Fiund the name of tour provider - it will be on your voucher or reservation confirmation. 2. Google them, find an email address and email them re pick up, providing name and full address of where you are staying... More