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Cruz de los Caídos

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Identification

Cruz de los Caídos
134947

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Structure in General

monument
existing [completed]

Facts

  • "Valle de Los Caídos" means "The Valley of The Fallen".
  • This monument is including a crypt, crowned by a huge cross and several sculptures.
  • General Francisco Franco odered to start construction in the 40's.
  • Work was done by prisioners of the Spanish Civil War.
  • The crypt holds the remains of many of those who fought in that war.
  • Here rests also Francisco Franco and José Antonio Primo de Rivera.
  • World's tallest cross.

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Location

Road Guadarrama, Valle de los Caídos
28209
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Comunidad de Madrid
Spain

Technical Data

492.13 ft
492.13 ft
1940
1956
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