Conheça toda a grandeza da Espanha ema excursão de meio dia guiada, com uma visita ao mosteiro de El Escorial e ao monumento do Vale dos Caídos, com saída de Madri. Descubra por que o complexo de estilo barroco de El Escorial foi considerado a oitava maravilha do mundo e admire as pungentes esculturas do monumento do Vale dos Caídos, erguido em memória das milhões de pessoas que morreram na Guerra Civil Espanhola. Você conhecerá a intrigante história da Espanha nesses monumentos simbólicos que refletem a monarquia espanhola, a igreja e os conflitos do século 20, e ainda terá a opção de incluir uma excursão de meio dia para ver os principais pontos de Madri.
Esta viagem vale a penas pois junta os dois locais. O Mosteiro é interessante mas não tanto quanto Segóvia ou Toledo. O Vale dos Caídos é algo novo, da história do século XX, mas é realmente impressionante.
We saw most of what was open for visitors at the Escorial (the chapel was closed as it was Sunday). However, the frescoes at the top of the stairs at the beginning of the tour were skipped because another group was there, but we never went back after they moved on. Also, one of the most important features, the library, was skipped. The Valley of the Fallen tour was good, even though there were hoards of visitors there wanted to see Franco's grave for the last time.
This was an excellent tour. Our bi-lingual guide Manuel was great entertaining, interactive and informative all the while switching between Spanish and English. The Monastery with its Mausoleum was fascinating, the tour was a decent length and unhurried. When we got to the Valley of the Fallen we were only there for about an hour, which may seem short but we felt it was enough time. It's well worth a visit.
As a couple interested in royalty and history, this tour was great for us. It’s not too far away from Madrid (45 mins one way). Easier to just take a tour than to figure out how to get from El Escorial to the Valley of the Hidden. The cathedral in the monastery is beautiful! Unfortunate though that the funicular going up to the cross at the Valley of the Hidden is no longer functioning. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and switched back and forth between speaking in English and Spanish. The tour didn’t give us much time to have lunch so make sure you have a heavy breakfast before going. They also will not allow you to eat (even snacks) in the bus. All in all it was a fun tour!
Great Tour Guide and Great Tour, well worth the money loved that our Tour guide had patience with the group and also asked if we all spoke Spanish that way she did not repeat more then once the history portion the guide also made sure of making sure her group was together!
Our guide for El Escorial Monastery was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He gave us a wealth of information about the monastery, its contents, and Spanish history. The Valley of the Fallen was a sobering experience and represented an entirely different historical period.. All-in-all, the day left us with a better understanding of Spain and its past.