Attractions

How to Get to El Escorial and Valle de Los Caídos from Madrid

El Escorial Monastery

Monasterio del Escorial The Royal Palace of El Escorial lies 45km north-west of Madrid and is one of Spain’s most famous sights. Felipe II ordered the construction of the palace to commemorate Spain’s victory over France at the Battle of Saint Quentin in 1557 during the Franco-Habsburg War. With practically unlimited funds available from the “New … Read more