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