Only 80 km from Madrid and 7km from the city of Segovia, one of my favorite day trips this year has been to La Granja, Spain.
The most famous attraction, the 18th century palace, is the former summer residence of Spanish royalty.

This city has been called the Versailles of Spain because of its beautiful Baroque architecture and its sculptured fountains. Each of the 26 fountains that are located around the palace are different, representing themes of Greek mythology. 

Unfortunately, the fountains were off on the day we had visited, but they were still equally as stunning. 
The gardens surrounding the palace are of French architecture, and equally as beautiful as everything else surrounding the palace. They are made to gaze at, as we did for the entire overcast afternoon. 

We also opted for a hike through the woods and terrain surrounding the palace on our day trip. Many Spanish kings have used the over 1,500 acres of land for hunting.
India Pearson
1/31/2012 03:08:32 am

Jen! WOW!!! This site is amazing.

2/3/2012 10:44:23 pm

Thanks, India! I'm glad you are finally checking it out! I told you when I was hard at work this summer! :D hehe

2/7/2012 12:36:53 am

You put la Granja Yes!! Is so beautiful.
If one day Rachel can come you can visit this with she.


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