Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso
It is located in the Guadarrama mountains and was once a royal residence, and an example of European palace architecture.
Henry IV of Spain built a hunting pavilion in this area in 1450, and the Catholic Monarchs later donated the property to the Hieronymite monks of El Parral. In the 18th century, Philip V, the first Spanish king from the Bourbon dynasty, built the Royal Palace of San Ildefonso, a magnificent example of European palace architecture. Its gardens and fountains are styled after Versailles, with constant references to legends and mythology, and the rooms are decorated with marble from Carrara, Japanese lacquer and crystal chandeliers. Its name comes from an old farm (“granja”) owned by the Hieronymite monks.
- Bygning: Palace
- Stilperiode: Baroque
- Historisk periode: 18th century
- Omgivelser: Royal Glass Factory, House of the Princes, Servants' and Guest Quarters
- Fra 01 apr til 30 sep
- Fra Tirsdag til Søndag Fra 10:00 til 20:00
- Fra 01 okt til 31 mar
- Fra Tirsdag til Søndag Fra 10:00 til 18:00
- Lukkedage: Monday
- Standard: 9€
- Reduceret: 4€
- Medlem af ICOM og foreninger: Gratis entré
- Person med nedsat funktionsevne: Gratis entré
- Stor familie: Gratis entré
Free admission: children under 5 years. Admission free Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Audio guide, Guided tours