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Real Sitio de San Ildefonso
Iglesia de los Dolores
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|Comarca||Ciudad y Tierra de Segovia|
|• Mayor||Jose Luis Vázquez Fernández|
|• Total||145 km2 (56 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,193 m (3,914 ft)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
Three important treaties involving Spain and other nations bear the name of San Ildefonso. They were each negotiated and signed at La Granja palace between 1777 and 1800.
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