Castilla y León | La Granja de San Ildefonso

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La Granja de San Ildefonso

At the beginning of the 18th century, King Felipe V ordered the palace to be built, taking advantage of some of the Monjes del Parral lands which, during the summer, went to the Sierra for their better climate.

In French style, the Palace has been a summer residence of the Bourbon Royal Family until the beginning of the 20th century.

Located on the northern slopes of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the province of Segovia, the Palace is located in a wonderful place of the Sierra, with incomparable views, summer freshness and only 60 km far from Madrid.

Although the Palace suffered a major fire at the beginning of the 20th century, it is rehabilitated and can be visited.

Its gardens, also French-style, are full of sculptures, splendid fountains and wide avenues that make walking around them a pleasure even in the coldest months of the year, although its maximum splendor achieves in spring and summer when the marvelous fountains are running  and leafy trees protect the walkers from the sun.

Just at short distance from the Capital, it is a must see for those who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a splendid nature, in a quiet place, full of peace.

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