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Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos Benedictine Abbey

  • Benedictine abbey of Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos. San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

    Benedictine abbey of Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos. San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid © Turespaña

  

Category

Basilica

Date

Siglo XX

Style

Historicist
Carretera de Guadarrama/El Escorial
28209 Cuelgamuros, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 918905611 - +34 918901398

Fax+34 918905544

E-mailinfo@patrimonionacional.es

Websitehttp://www.patrimonionacional.es

Carved out of the rock.

The Santa Cruz Basilica is located some 13 km north of El Escorial, at a site known as the Valle de los Caídos in honour of fallen soldiers. It is a grandiose funeral monument built between 1940 and 1956 in memory of those on the victorious side who were killed in the 1936 Civil War. It comprises a huge stone cross and the basilica itself, carved out of the rock. The structure of the basilica is formed by an open transept with a dome decorated with mosaics and a crypt dug out of the rock, home to the main altar. In the crypt are the tombs of José Antonio Primo de Rivera and Francisco Franco, amongst others.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

 

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

General: €9

Groups: €6

Reduced: €4

Admission free: children under 5, on 18 May, large families, ICOM members, disabled persons, and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for EU and Latin-American citizens.

Reservations
Website: http://entradas.patrimonionacional.es/es-ES/informacion-recinto/15/valle-de-los-caidos

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View of the cart with the image of the Virgin accompanied by pilgrims © Comunidad de Madrid

Sep 8, 2019

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

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