GASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO

Gastronomy The product par excellence of La Granja is the judión (a bean with a wider leaf), grown in the village vegetable gardens. Due to the fact that its current production level (2006) does not allow creating a denomination of origin, judiones are also produced in other places, such as Barco de Ávila, using La Leia mais sobreGASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO[…]

LOCAL FESTIVALS (FIESTAS DE LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO)

FESTIVALS The most important holiday in La Granja is observed on 25 August: San Luis Day. This day the inhabitants of the village cook the Judiada, a popular lunch for all those visitants that come to the place, if they have paid before. In Valsaín, the most relevant holiday is dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Leia mais sobreLOCAL FESTIVALS (FIESTAS DE LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO)[…]

ILUSTRED FIGURES (PERSONAJES ILUSTRES) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO

PERSONALITIES In 1566, the infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia, daughter of Philip II and Elisabeth of Valois, was born in the palace of La Granja. Other members of the Spanish Royal Family who were born here are three Alfonso XIII’s descendents: Jaime de Borbón y Battenberg, duke of Segovia The infanta Beatriz de Borbón y Battenberg Leia mais sobreILUSTRED FIGURES (PERSONAJES ILUSTRES) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO[…]

LEGENDS_STORIES AND ANECDOTES FROM LA GRANJA (HISTORIAS Y ANÉCDOTAS DE LA GRANJA) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO

Stories and anecdotes from La Granja The palace of Valsaín was the first of all the Royal Sites located near Madrid. The daughter of Philip II and Elisabeth of Valois, the infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia (1566-1633), was born in this palace. The party after Philip II and Anna of Austria’s wedding in 1570 was celebrated Leia mais sobreLEGENDS_STORIES AND ANECDOTES FROM LA GRANJA (HISTORIAS Y ANÉCDOTAS DE LA GRANJA) LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO[…]

Glass Factory (Fábrica de cristales) La Granja de San Idelfonso

Glass Factory In 1727, Ventura Sit and Carlos Sac requested royal permission to build a little glass factory. The Royal Glass Factory of La Granja is one of the most important buildings of the European industrial architecture. In 1982, the Fundación Centro Nacional del Vidrio (National Glass Centre Foundation) is founded. Inside there is a Leia mais sobreGlass Factory (Fábrica de cristales) La Granja de San Idelfonso[…]

The royal gardens (Los Reales Jardines) La Granja de San Idelfonso

The royal gardens They are one of the best examples in garden design from the 18th century Europe. The gardens surround the palace and are six kilometres long. They were designed by the French landscaper René Carlier, who took advantage of the natural slopes that encircle the building to create different perspectives. He also employed Leia mais sobreThe royal gardens (Los Reales Jardines) La Granja de San Idelfonso[…]

Buildings and other spaces (Edificios y dependencias) La Granja de San Idelfonso

Buildings and other spaces The architectural ensemble consists of the palace and some other buildings, which give to the palace a U shape, and the Jardines del Medio Punto. In the front side of the complex there are two courtyards: the Cars (Coches) courtyard to the left, and the Horseshoe (Herradura) to the right. The Leia mais sobreBuildings and other spaces (Edificios y dependencias) La Granja de San Idelfonso[…]

Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Palacio Real de La Granja de San Idelfonso)

Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso The first construction of the building, which eventually became the temporary seat of the Spanish Court, is the material consequence of Henry IV’s interest in hunting. In 1477, the Catholic Monarchs donated the Royal House of San Ildefonso to the religious community of the Order of Saint Leia mais sobreRoyal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Palacio Real de La Granja de San Idelfonso)[…]

LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO_HISTORY

History of la Granja La Granja de San Ildefonso, or simply La Granja, is a municipality that includes the following villages: La Granja de San Ildefonso, Valsaín and La Pradera de Navalhorno. Among its monuments we should mention the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), its gardens and fountains and the Real Fábrica de Cristales (Royal Glass Leia mais sobreLA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO_HISTORY[…]