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Contact details

Plaza España 15
40100  San Ildefonso o La Granja), San Ildefonso, Segovia  (Castile-Leon)
www.patrimonionacional.es
Tel.:+34 921470020
Tel.:+34 921470019
Fax.:+34 921471895

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Segovia

Segovia

Reservations


Description

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, House of the Princes, Servants' and Guest Quarters

Practical information

Schedule

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 20:00


From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Closed: 1, 6 and 23 January, 1 May, 25 August, and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Closing days: Monday

Prices

General: €9
Reduced: €4
Children 5 16 years, over 65s, students.
Admission free Children under 5
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Disabled persons: Admission free
Large families: Admission free
Admission free Wednesday and Thursday afternoon (European Union citizens), and 18 May.

Services

Audio guide, Guided tours

Map


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