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This palace is breathtaking, structure and decoration are beautiful. You will need the audio guide... read more

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Palacio Real de la Granja, Jardines de la Granja de San Ildefonso, Fuente de Los Banos de Diana etc. arethe same!

Constant Companion and I disembarked the train in Segovia and took a taxi to La Granja for 18... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

This royal palace was built by Felipe V, the first Bourbon king in Spain who came from France. Felipe V fell in love with the area where the palace was built and ordered the palace to be built as his retirement home. The palace was...More

7  Thank BennyMalaga
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Huge edifice of a palace with multiple rooms to see. However, no interior photography is allowed. The splendor of this royal residence pales in comparison to the palace in Madrid. The rooms contain little furniture, have many paintings and replica statues. 9 Euro fee for...More

1  Thank dino328gtb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This palace is breathtaking, structure and decoration are beautiful. You will need the audio guide to know the exact details of every room.

Thank Jennr72
Reviewed 17 August 2018

After so much praise I expected much more. Its exterior looks much better than its interior delivers. If you saw the Louvre or palaces of the Russian czars you won't be overly impressed. It's just OK. The surrounding park looked rather neglected at the time...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Constant Companion and I disembarked the train in Segovia and took a taxi to La Granja for 18 Euros. We were spending the evening at the Parador de la Granja and visited the Royal Palace and gardens the next day. The "Versailles of Spain" was...More

1  Thank robertbJ1150ZS
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This place of interest is known by Tripadvisor under at least 5 different names, which makes it a bit confusing. Under all chapters I think it is quite overrated. My best score is poor. There are better things to see, than plaster copies of Roman...More

Thank J N
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a unique place. It boasts 24 magnificent fountains, that usually do not operate because of the amount of water required, but nevertheless, each one is gorgeous and some are gigantic. The Palace is beautiful and the view of the mountains makes this place...More

Thank Mari245
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful palace which is full of history. 4 euros entrance fee for pensioners. It is a very large building with lots of security guards making sure you do not take photos. The grounds are very well worth a visit for a lovely...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Much better and more interesting palaces and big houses in other countries.. don’t really understand why they would ever charge for watching a fountain. There are no activities or entertainment for kids.

Thank Vale P
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I spent few days in Segovia as part of our winter break in January 2018. In spite of that in Segovia was chilled we decided to go to the town of La Granja de San ldefonso. In order to get there in...More

1  Thank Auriennes
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The tapestry’s from 1530’s measuring up to 10x4m are obviously well worth seeing as are the huge lamps made at the local glass factory ! Unfortunately know one turned the heating on and it was freezing - as cold inside as out!

Thank fuuuif
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the gardens are closed for the winter so I really wouldn’t come here right now. The palace itself is boring.

1  Thank JM P
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
sorry, we went by car and missed the fountains. there are sensibly priced hotels nearby.
David M
26 July 2015|
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Response from Vj57 | Reviewed this property |
They are subject to a supply of water from the reservoir so sometimes in the summer may not be switched on, but normally 5.30pm on certain days. Just follow the crowds and the warden holding a Spanish Flag. The fountains are... More
Alvin T
13 April 2015|
Response from Jo S | Reviewed this property |
To enter the gardens is free so you can take many pictures outside the palace. No pictures inside anyway