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Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso

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Address: San Ildefonso, 40100 Segovia, Spain
Phone Number: 34921470019
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Giant gardens set up as labyrinths

We went on day indoor access was closed, and even in 3 hours only saw part of gardens. There are many shady walks so even fine on hot day. Make sure stop off at restroom at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nino L
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Hayward, California
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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on day indoor access was closed, and even in 3 hours only saw part of gardens. There are many shady walks so even fine on hot day. Make sure stop off at restroom at entrance beforehand. Each garden has different layout with beautiful fountains and canals with locks.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The fountains were off, it was freezing, no one was there, and it was super muddy. I love gardens and this was a major disappointment. I'm a world traveler who almost always feels an urge to return to all the places I have been to. I will never visit this place by choice again.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We enjoyed walking around and seeing the landscaping, fountains and statues. Interesting to see how they do repairs on the fountains. Recommend going during the summer.

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Murcia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Only 15 minutes drive from Segovia is this famous ,historic,opulent palace and gardens.Designed by the eccentric Filipe 2 of Spain. Well worth a visit.Be aware the spectacular garden fountains only operate at specific times .When we went it was 5.30pm,so time your visit to coincide.Also there isn't a cafe or restaurant.We took a short walk into the town and found... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit for a relaxing walk. We went on a Wednesday afternoon. No charge but quite a walk from the bus from Segovia - about 20 minutes. Beautiful gardens with some seating. Fountains visible but not turned on and place has an air of being refurbished. If you want a walk in lovely surroundings this is a good... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The fountains are amazing and bizzare, including huge water channels and many many figures from mythology. However, they are hardly ever turned on. The gardens are a great quiet place to wonder and free--you can have an interesting walk there. I particularly enjoyed the labyrinth. In fall, great leaf display. In winter, which it still was in April, it's a... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Large and beautifully laid out gardens. Trees, statuary, waterfalls and fountains are the main features. Plan at least a couple of hours although you could easily spend the day here. It is on a hill side with quite a walk to the lake at the top, but well worth it. The fountains only run on certain days and alternate weeks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Since I visited in February and it had recently snowed, I did not have a chance to enjoy fully these gardens. I highly recommend the tour of the castle (rather than the audio tour). My tour guide's English was decent and she was extremely knowledgeable. Take a tour of the castle and then enjoy the gardens in Spring or fall.... More 

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Segovia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The Palace used to be the summer residence of the Spanish Bourbons. The gardens are beautiful especially in spring and autumn. The precious fountains are put in place only 2 o3 days a year one of them is on 25 August, day of Saint Louis. There are wonderful walks.

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San Isidro, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The gardens of La Granja palace were the last stop of our visit to Segovia. Very beautiful place to visit in a summer evening. Wide avenues lined by trees, fountains, sculpture, and the view of the Palace at some turns.

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