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El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

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4 star rating: Recommended

Glad we took this excursion. Nice ride through the country. The town of el Escorial was beautiful and the monastery modest. Guide was informative . Valley of the fallen was amazing! A fantastic tribute to those that lost their lives in the name of war. Spain did a great job with this monument.

Reviewed by: John R, April 2014
4 star rating: Recommended

Good Transportation, Good Guide. Short time to enjoy the Places.

Reviewed by: Amol, April 2014
4 star rating: Recommended

Historical and good

Reviewed by: deepak, April 2014
4 star rating: Recommended

Recommended, but with some caveats. Two world class sights, very important in understanding Spanish history. El Escorial is huge, but you really only see the key sights, and there is not time to wander on your own. Regardless of your opinions on Franco, how and why it was built etc, the Valley of the Fallen Basilica and monument is extraordinary sight; Tour guide was doing it in three languages - Spanish, English, Italian - with a big group, so the actual communication side of it was a little weak - quite often the group did not really know where to go and what to do. It's an efficient way of seeing these two sights, which I think is difficult by public transport (Valley of the Fallen especially).

We picked a foul late March day - raining hard at El Escorial, snowing at the Valley of Fallen - but I am glad we went, whatever reservations I may have had about the tour.

Reviewed by: Jonathan R, April 2014
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

It was worth seeing the Escorial Monastery. Too bad you can't take pictures while inside. We didn't care much for the Valley of the Fallen. Good views outside but not much substance once you go inside the basilica. Perhaps because we've seen many churches in Europe, it all starts to look the same.

Reviewed by: Maribeth F, April 2014
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