Valle de los Caídos

Interesting
This gigantic monument, in the heart of the Sierra de Guadarrama, was built in memory of the dead of the Civil War (1936-39) from 1940 to 1958 by Franco. It is dominated by a huge cross and known as the Valle de los Caídos ("Valley of the Fallen"). The road leading to the foot of the basilica, carved out of the mountain face, passes through an imposing site.

Useful information

Address:

28440 Guadarrama

Phone:

+34 918 90 56 11

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: daily except Mon 10am-7pm; Oct-Mar: daily except Mon 10am-6pm - closed 1 and 6 Jan, 1 May, 24-25 and 31 Dec

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