Without trying to oversimplify things, the monument is primarily controversial because many say that Franco had it built as a mausoleum for himself, more than to honor the soldiers of the civil war, using the losers of the war as forced labor.
Just bring some snacks and a book and make the best of it, because it took us about 30 minutes to see the monument and walk around, but we still had quite a bit of time until our bus returned.
Pictures are not allowed inside of the monastery, so if you want to see a little bit of what the inside looks like, I recommend visiting their website.
But if you live in Madrid for a couple of months or longer, yes.
However, last September we toured Versailles and Buckingham Palace, two other really grand and cool royal palaces. After we finished at the monastery in the early afternoon, we wandered around the town for a little while, and figured out where our bus to Valley of the Fallen would be leaving later on.
When we were deciding whether or not to visit, we were doing some research on Valley of the Fallen, and realized very quickly that it was difficult to find reliable information on the internet — or perhaps anywhere, for that matter — information is very contradictory and can be hard to understand at times.
The town itself had some very charming streets, and, of course, some beautiful fall colors. On the train back to Madrid one of us brought up the possibility that perhaps after seeing the grandeur of places like Versailles, many royal palaces we see from now on will feel like El Escorial did to to us — big but simple, with plenty of things that make it unique — for example, the library was huge and beautiful, and from to the present, all the kings of Spain have all been buried at El Escorial in the pantheon of the kings.
Would I recommend it to someone on vacation in Madrid for just a couple of days? Then, to catch the bus again, you must walk 6 kilometers back to catch the bus. The bus we took costs 11 euros a person, which may seem steep, but entrance to the monument is 9 euros a person, and the bus includes entry as well as transportation to and from El Escorial.Start studying Philip II vs Louis XIV.
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