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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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Exceptional gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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quebec
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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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oxford, UK
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23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If I were short of time I would skip la Granja, as Segovia has more to offer. But on a sunny day it is a pleasant walk around the gardens. It would be much enhanced by some explanations about which statue represents what - the labelling was sparse. The fountains were not on when we visited - if you want... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This palace always serves as the pseudo Versailles of France, but why not? It was designed with that one in mind. It has fountains, statues, huge spaces, and the best collection of tapestries from 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. It is a great place to see the fountains shoot up water 25 feet or more in the air and get... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was one of the most beautiful Paliace and gardens in all of Europe. The furnishings and restoration of the room, all 53'of them were overwhelming. Allow a minimum of three hours and go in the morning. Have lunch in La Granja.

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Indialantic, Florida
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Even though they did not have the fountains on the day we visited, the gardens are magnificent and awe inspiring. The fact that there are water features throughout is an amazing feat. I guess not when you have the money of the Spanish crown when conceiving the gardens. The gardens seem to go on forever. Even bigger than those... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

450 fountain heads, it must be an extraordinary show ( they were off) lovely gardens inspired by the French model of the garden. The palace has one of the best collections of tapestries, having belonged to Charles V

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Madrid, Spain
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The gardens are alright. However, there are fountains all around it that are off all throughout the year and the work rarely and usually just during the mornings -so don't try to go after lunch, cuz you won't see anything but bushes well cut. The security man was rude and told me it was not allowed to touch the trees!... More 

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galway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

these gardens are just beautiful..immerse your self in mythology..set a date with a greek deitity..if you can make it on one of the only two days when the fountainds are in full flow you will not be disappointed...a very enjoyable day out of madrid and a chence to explore the surrounding areas of segovia...just do it ...

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Brisbane
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25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

These gardens are only 5km east of Segovia and are truly a gem. Many Trip Advisor contributors are urging that they not be missed. We took that advice and are exhilarated as a result. The gardens and grounds are incredibly well maintained. They contain a combination of formal and informal areas set on a vast amount of land. Water features... More 

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