Go on a half day tour to visit two of the best attractions in Spain – the Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. Hop on a comfortable coach which will take you to your first location at Spain's most chilling and controversial tourist site, the Basílica of Valley of the Fallen. As you approach the site at Sierra de Guadarrama, you can evidently see the 500ft colossal cross standing before the cobalt sky. Once you arrive at the Esplanade, you'll discover a huge basilica tucked into the hillside where thousands of fallen Spanish civil war soldiers were buried, as well as the enormous crypt that houses the tombs of General Franco and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. After your site visit, you'll next head to Spain's most important architectural monument during the Spanish Renaissance, the Monastery of El Escorial. Built by the orders of King Philip II, this building was built to be a burial place for his father, King Charles V, as well as a palace. Today, it is utilized as multi-complex that houses a church, monastery, royal palace, a college, and a library. Walk through the building's many halls and marvel at the wonderful Spanish architecture. This tour to this historic sites will be a fun day filled with an appreciation for history and culture. It's something you should definitely see while visiting Madrid.