Contact details

Plaza España 15
40100  San Ildefonso o La Granja), San Ildefonso, Segovia  (Castile-Leon)
Tel.:+34 921470020
Fax.:+34 921471895




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    National Heritage certification


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.

  • Construction: Palace
  • Artistic period: Baroque
  • Historic period: 18th century
  • Setting: Royal Glass Factory, Casa de Infantes, Casa de Oficios.

Practical information


  • From Apr 01 to Sep 30
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From Oct 01 to Mar 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

Ticket office open up to one hour before closing time for monument.Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25 and 31 December and days of official events announced on the National Heritage website.


  • General: €9
  • Reduced: €4
  • ICOM members and associations: Admission free
  • Disabled persons: Admission free

Admission free: under-5s, 18 May, 12 October, large families (when the tour is being taken by, at least, one adult and three of his or her children, or two if one of them is disabled), teachers, unemployed people and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (October to March) and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (April to September) for European Union and Ibero-American citizens.


Audio guide, Guided tours


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