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Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso

Address: San Ildefonso, 40100 Segovia, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 31 Attractions in Segovia
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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Adelaide, Australia
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76 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Put aside a considerable amount of time when visiting here, as there is so much ground to cover. Importantly make sure your camera is well charged and there is plenty of space on your memory card because you will need it. It is like a garden within a forest with loads of fountains and statues. Takes about 25 minutes from... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A few miles away from the town of Segovia, the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso is a beautiful palace and gardens and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. In addition to a stunning palace, equally as impressive are the gardens and fountains that surround the palace. Planned like something you would see from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Pretty amazing "garden". A royal palace and this amazing gardens. A must!! The gardens would stretch for kilometers!! And you shouldn't miss the entrance cedar, very beautiful

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