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La Granja, San Ildefonso, Segovia: view down La Cascada to the façade of the palace

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Description: La Granja, San Ildefonso, Segovia: view down La Cascada to the façade of the...
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Description: The Architecture of Western Gardens: A Design History from the Renaissance to the...
Early La Granja sources refer to a rustic refuge built by the King of Castile, Henry III (1390–1406). It was also visited often by Henry IV (1454–74) who founded a hermitage dedicated to San Ildefonso, and next to it built a house of refuge which the Catholic Monarchs gave to the Hieronymite monks. Philip II (1556–98) built nearby the palace of Valsain, frequently used by later...
PublisherMIT Press
Related print edition pages: pp.198-201
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00122.033

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