Escorial is the King Philip II (1556-1598) country residence. The Palace was built as "the palace for God and the residence for the king". The main object is to demonstrate the power of Spanish monarchy and the Spanish weapon. The Palace is a kind of reminder about San Quintin victory against France in 1557.
During the excursion you will see royal family private rooms, royal pantheon, monastery halls and the richest collection of the Spanish, Flemish and Italian painting, library, Saint Lavrenti's basilica with Benvenuto Cellini and Leona Leonie sculptural masterpieces.
As a rule Escorial excursion combined with visiting of Valley Fallen complex. The monumental was constructed according to the directions of General Franco. The memorial consists of enormous size basilica, cut down in a cliff and 150 meters cross located above the mountain.
In altar part of the basilica there are burials of Franco and Primo de Rivera who was frankizm ideologist. It is one of the greatest monuments of the XX-th century that symbolizes Spanish people reconciliation after civil war 1936-1939gg.
Duration 4-8 hours.
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