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EL ESCORIAL: Declared Human Heritage, it is a symbol of the Spanish Power in the XVI century and commemorates the San Quintin`s Battle. It is also a mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of the construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, it was considered the eighth wonder of the world for a long period of time. The visit includes the Hapsburgs Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter Houses, the Architecture Room, the Weapons Room, the Library and the Basilica.
BASILICA OF THE VALLEY: This enormous monument built between 1940 and 1959, is located 9 km away from El Escorial. It is a Basilica excavated in the mountain at 1350 m of altitude above sea level where an impressive 150 m high cross places itself over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid mountain range. There, after the explanations of our guide from the outside, customers will have free time to admire the wonderful views of the Sierra de Madrid and take pictures. (*) This stop will be effected as long as the conditions and acts make it possible.
ARANJUEZ. Royal Site of the Crown of Spain to 46 km south of Madrid, situated in a fertile valley on the banks of the River Tagus, known for its Royal Palace, its numerous gardens and have served as inspiration to the composer Joaquin Rodrigo to compose the Concierto de Aranjuez . Aranjuez Cultural Landscape was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.
Palacio Real, where we will appreciate the variety of decorative styles and emphasizing the China Chamber Porcelain and the Throne Room of Elizabeth II, The Prince’s Gardens, Parterre and the Island is characterized by great variety of vegetation and tree species.
The Museum of Royal Feluccas (a type of long and narrow light boats,used in ports and rivers) was built in 1963 and exhibits the boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus river.
These include a gondola belonging to Philip V, although the ship actually dates to the reign of Charles II, and the boats of Charles IV, Ferdinand VII and Elizabeth II.
Departure & arrival from: Plaza de España, 7
Closed: May 01 & 30; Aug 08; Sep 05, 09 &10
Period: Apr 01 – Mar 31
Frequency: Tuesday & Thursday
Languages: English & Spanish.
850 College Street,
Toronto, ON M6H 1A2
Monday to Friday
9:30am – 5:30pm