Valle de los Caidos, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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Valle de los Caidos, a surviving artifact of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, remains controversial. Intended to honor the dead of the Spanish Civil War, the monument also contains Franco’s tomb. The mountainous area surrounding the monument covers 1360 hectares (3,360 acres), and the monument has a cross visible from a great distance away. The basilica here, one of the largest in the world, serves as an underground crypt and has statues on display. Check the official website to see if your trip coincides with a religious holiday, and try the funicular to reach the top. Discover how to plan a San Lorenzo de El Escorial trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Re-fuel for being part of our history; but pay 9 euros for its entry seems excessive in the only place where there is something to remember (inside the basilica) is forbidden to take photographs.
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  • It appalled to see such Temple because of its size. I thought it was wonderful. Sadly, such restricted hours and little care that heritage.
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  • Exceptional site is our history like it or not like it, and not like that that will not be doing as he did it is part of the history of Spain and I am Spanish site is majestic with stunning views you have to remember that if pictures cannot be is they have to do as disrespectful parents who leave being walked on a tomb regardless of who is a sacred site
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