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In El Escorial, you will not only see the mausoleum of the royal family at The Palace of San Lorenzo, but visitors will also be able to view the statues of the Spanish kings -- most of which are buried here from the last 400 years. In nearby Valle de Los Caidos, there is a monument to those who lost their lives in the Spanish civil war. This is also the burial ground of former dictator General Franco. It is here that you'll see an amazing stone cross and basilica which was built by Franco's prisoners of war.