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Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso

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Best time April - May:(Gardens alone are Free)

I had to start by reading the bad reviews about this place first. It was humorous. The gardens... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2019
WilliamDickerson
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Not enough time

We arrived late in the day and only got a glimpse of the gardens. After visiting the palace, we... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2019
JJJC_Family
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Virginia
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

I had to start by reading the bad reviews about this place first. It was humorous. The gardens are grand but did lack color however it was Feb. I obviously did not plan my trip to visit here at the best time. If your into...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamDickerson
Reviewed January 30, 2019

We arrived late in the day and only got a glimpse of the gardens. After visiting the palace, we rushed to the terraced fountain area, barely seeing the sunken garden as we passed by. The fountains were not on because it was January, but the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

As the guide explained..some call it a pyramid others call it a statue =sphinx guarding one of the sites in Sergovia

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

These gardens are extremely extensive. We went in the winter and they were still very impressive. The gardens themselves are free to get into which is a plus. If you pass through this small town definitely stop by. You won’t regret it. I loved how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank camabernathy
Reviewed November 15, 2018

La Granja is an easy stop off on the non-motorway route from Madrid to Segovia and well worth the stop if you like baroque palaces and gracious,landscaped gardens. They are set against the backdrop of the Sierra de Guadarrama and apart from their great beauty,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

The fountains in these gardens are not much to look at, but we happened to be there on one of the few times a year when they are all switched on in turn. What a spectacle! Great to see and to share with thousands of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dolly1947
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Went to the Palace and gardens that are a short distance outside Segovia. After the visit to the Palace we went into the gardens. Although we had the audio guides, we were confused by the layout and found that the signs were lacking. A few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

While I love La Granja de San Ildefonso, going there on the day when the fountains were on (4-5 in the year) was a real challenge, and also quite stressful to be honest. For background, the palace, modelled after Versailles, was the summer palace of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hemla
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We walked through the gardens and toured the fountains. They are only turned on for 10 minutes three times a year, which is quite a sight to see (check it out on YouTube). They are still worth seeing without water, and the different type of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CMG3000
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We expected a beautiful garden; well it ain't. There are multiacres of trees, lanes, awfull fountains. You might come across one rose. The royal palace - undoubtfully paid by us, the taxpayers - is with €9 expensive, unless you will enter free after 17.00 and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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