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Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso

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Address: San Ildefonso, 40100 Segovia, Spain
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Lazy Sunday afternoons in the park

Entrance is free. Immediately after you get there is a place selling drinks with wicker chairs outside. Take a granizado (crushed ice drink) or a horchata (almond milk drink) or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Entrance is free. Immediately after you get there is a place selling drinks with wicker chairs outside. Take a granizado (crushed ice drink) or a horchata (almond milk drink) or whatever you fancy. Easy on the alcohol, because you can walk for hours in the park. Even in July, which should be high season the Sunday afternoon park was nearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A visit to Segovia if you are spending a few days in Central Spain, the areas around Madrid, is a MOST ! San Ildefonso is a 15 minute drive from this gem that transcends millenniums. Beautiful surroundings. Great to walk around the village, one with a variety of tapas bars and good garden side restaurants. Very enjoyable experience !

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came here to see the gardens and the house on a Wednesday. The house was well furnished in period furniture even though much of it was not originally used at La Granja. The gardens are elaborate and filled with fountains. Like most grand gardens, they cannot turn on the fountains often. That day, 1 of the large fountains was... More 

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a MUST SEE in the Segovia area when the fountains are working: Wednesdays and Saturdays the first fountain starts at 17:30 and the last one 19:00 and Sundays 13:00 - 14:30. You walk from fountain to fountain together with hundreds of people which is an event in itself. The fountains and the route of the working fountains is... More 

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Klamath Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We casually walked in through the entrance gate expecting nothing more than a large park and were completely blown away by the gardens and the fountains. Even with the fountains not playing, and many dry,it's still worth a visit. Sadly we only went in about 7:20 pm so had very limited time to walk around and admire the gardens. The... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

While it is a bit difficult to get to, it is definitely worth the time to visit. From the spectacular fountains to the gorgeous palace and gardens, it is an excellent spot to visit.

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Adligenswil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just amazing, very well maintained and beautiful sight, impressive huge old trees, fountains beyond your imagination!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

La Granja is a lovely visit. An opulent palace and simply stunning gardens which we had almost to ourselves ~ a lovely contrast to the iPad wielding throngs at the similar Versailles. The tapestries were incredible!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not very spectacular at the present but they are improving them. These are not particular well planted and have large compartments of wilderness which you have to pass to visit all the fountains. I would recommend that if possible visit on the days that they are playing there are over twenty fountains to be found. With the more spectacular nearer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Take the time and go visit the palace a copy of Versailles . I would recommend to start at the glass museum to see the history of glass and glass in Spain and how it furnished the palace from Windows to chandeliers. Then walk the park there is a maze it takes about 45 min to do it. Too many... More 

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Address: San Ildefonso, 40100 Segovia, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Segovia  >  Segovia

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