San Ildefonso

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Real Sitio de San Ildefonso
Municipality
Iglesia de los Dolores
Iglesia de los Dolores
Coat of arms of Real Sitio de San Ildefonso
Coat of arms
Real Sitio de San Ildefonso is located in Spain
Real Sitio de San Ildefonso
Real Sitio de San Ildefonso
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°54′N 4°0′W / 40.900°N 4.000°W / 40.900; -4.000
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Segovia
Comarca Ciudad y Tierra de Segovia
Government
 • Mayor Jose Luis Vázquez Fernández
Area
 • Total 145 km2 (56 sq mi)
Elevation 1,193 m (3,914 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,702
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym Granjeños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40100
Website Official website
Palacio Real.
facade of the Palacio Real of San Ildefonso.
Palacio Real and gardens of San Ildefonso.
Gardens of la Granja

San Ildefonso, or La Granja, or La Granja de San Ildefonso, is a town and municipality in the province of Segovia, Spain, situated some 54 km northwest of Madrid.

History[edit]

In 1721-24 next to this town, rose the splendid palace of La Granja, built for Philip V . It has been called "the Versailles of Spain". Around the palace, Philip V ordered the laying-out of a huge garden with fountains which was also inspired by Versailles. Thanks to it, the town is an important tourist site in the province of Segovia.

On 12 August 1836 at La Granja, some of the Liberal leaders compelled Queen Christina to sign a decree restoring the Constitution of 1812.

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