Valle de los Caídos

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Valle de los Caídos

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This is the monument that Franco claimed to have built for those who died in the Spanish civil war, but it is more like a modern pyramid, a tomb built in his own honor.
The massive stone structure is a mountain top that's been carved out and built into a chapel - the work done by prisoners of war under harsh conditions.
As Spain argues about its historical memory this place keeps coming up because of the mass graves on the site.
Bus 660 from Escorial leaves every 30 minutes.

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