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Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso

Address: San Ildefonso, 40100 Segovia, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Segovia
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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