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Palace gardens of La Granja de San Ildefonso
40100 San Ildefonso o La Granja Driving directions
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Opening hours

2nd fortnight Jun- end Aug: 10am-9pm; early May- 1st fortnight Jun and Sep: 10am-8pm; Apr: 10am-7pm; Oct and Mar: 10am-6.30pm; Nov-Feb: 10am-6pm.

Description

Felipe V, grandson of Louis XIV, wanted a garden which reminded him of his childhood. The layout of the 360-acre parkland was entrusted to, among others, landscape artist Carlier and gardener Boutelou, who were inspired by Versailles. Three main alleys link the gardens, adorned with fountains, sculptures and water features, fed by an immense reservoir where the sovereigns would go boating on a gondola.

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    MICHELIN 2021
    964 m - Reina 14, 40100 San Ildefonso o La Granja
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    MICHELIN 2021
    11.2 Km - San Nicolás de Bari 31, 40160 Torrecaballeros
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    MICHELIN 2021
    11.5 Km - Plaza Marqués de Lozoya 3, 40160 Torrecaballeros