Come and see one of the best examples of gardens that are preserved today from the 18th century, the Gardens of the Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso.
We will meet in Plaza España, right where the chains cut traffic and the pedestrian esplanade begins to go up to the Collegiate Church that can be seen in the background.
From there we will go up to the gate of the gardens, but first we will make a short stop next to a map of the gardens to be able to visualize and contextualize the visit in a general way.
Then we go up to the gardens, where we will first go through its large main door to enter a large open-air museum about history, nature and mythology.
We will walk through the Patio de la Herradura, the gazebo in the direction of the Andromeda fountain. There we will talk about its myth and the message that Felipe V wanted to give with this source. We will continue the visit down the Horse Race to see the Apollo and Neptune fountains and continue talking about history.
The tour will continue through the New Waterfall, which is one of the most famous pictures of the La Granja gardens. From there we will take a walk to the source of the Baths of Diana, whose statues perfectly reflect the myth of Actaeon and the goddess of the hunt. It is also one of the most beautiful sculptural ensembles in the gardens.
Between fountain and fountain we will also talk about the hydraulic system used since the 18th century, about the kings' hobbies in the gardens of La Granja, such as Mallo's game. Finally, after two hours of travel, we will conclude the guided tour in front of the Fountain of Fame, where religion and the military battles of Felipe V. will be discussed.
El guía estará esperando cerca de las cadenas que cortan el tráfico, en el Real Sitio de San Ildelfonso, junto al Resturante La Chata y las terrazas.