Valley of the Fallen

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Valley of the Fallen

Postby ashtondav » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:16 pm

So, i understand that Franco's body has been exhumed. But using the same logic (that the edifice should truly be a memorial to both sides in the civil war) why is Primo de Rivero still effectively lying in state as founder of the Falange - a movement dedicated to creating a right wing dictatorship and violently suppressing regional autonomy, and of course represented on the military side by Franco. I'm guessing it was because he died before the civil war - i think.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby Chiny » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:13 am

My guess would be that PSOE haven’t yet got around to it but eventually they will. I did briefly discuss the Valley of the Fallen with my Spanish neighbours a while back, but it didn’t seem a matter of great interest, more, “why would you want to visit” ?

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby costakid » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:44 am

Impressive site as you drive past I must say

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby vinuela vinny » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:59 pm

We went there several years ago, and as costakid says, it was very impressive and well worth a detour......

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby elusive » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:43 pm

Saw it from the motorway when driving to segovia. Didnt know what it was at the time. Very odd and i guess an
impressive sight

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby olive » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:02 pm

We went last year ,just before the exhumation , on a Sunday.

Very touching experience especially when the Francoistas came in for the serivice.

It needs some money spending on it . Dont know about Rivera.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby katy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:08 pm

I wouldn't make a long detour :wink:

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby olive » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:35 pm

Why wouldn't you?

One of the worlds largest stone crosses?

A basilica bigger than St Peters hewn out of rock.

A monument , however you define the word, to Francos reign and many deaths.

Most people would be moved by a visit, make the detour :lol:

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby costakid » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:41 pm

Defo worth a detour. Unless your a Brit abroad who is only interested in lager and chips then go as it is iconic. I am not saying drive to see it from Malaga but if your anywhere near well worth a look.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby katy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:05 pm

Don’t drink lager but ok. then I Would place it 25th on my bucket list of places to see in Spain :lol:

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby costakid » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:48 am

Tell me for 1st 5 Katy please.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby ashtondav » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:38 pm

katy wrote:Don’t drink lager but ok. then I Would place it 25th on my bucket list of places to see in Spain :lol:
But maybe if your'e on the way from 23 to 24 and it's in between it worth a viewing.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby katy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:28 pm

Very true Ashtondav :D

Top of my bucket list is a return to Toledo, have been to the Jewish quarter but was no time for El Greco museum...does this count as not a monument? Also Merida, Extremadura for the music festival.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby costakid » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:48 am

Toledo, Galicia region for the sea food and San Sebastian are all a must see.

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Re: Valley of the Fallen

Postby 1bassleft » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 pm

Continuing off-piste, but I agree with Toledo, Katy. There was a museum of tapestries, many years ago, that I could have spent an age in and I didn't get around enough of the city itself.


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