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Discover the myths and legends of the garden fountains of the Royal Palace of La Granja with this fantastic free tour

Discover the myths and legends of the garden fountains of the Royal Palace of La Granja with this fantastic free tour

Gardens of La Granja Royal Palace Free Tour

At your chosen time, we will meet up in the central Plaza de España in San Ildefonso before heading to the beautiful gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja.

As we shall see, the fountains in the gardens of La Granja are a veritable open-air museum on the history of mythology. We will first stroll down the elegant La Alameda boulevard and across the Patio de la Herradura towards the fountain of Andromeda. There, we will reveal the story of that fascinating myth, which features famous characters such as Perseus, Medusa, and Minerva.

The free tour continues through the Bosquete del Nocturnal woods until we reach the beautiful La Selva fountain, where we will tell you the story of its main characters: Pomona and Vertumnus. The next stop will be in front of the fountain of Apollo, another essential character of classical mythology.

The route will continue in front of the fountains of Neptune and the New Waterfall, which are one of the most famous images in the gardens of La Granja. From there we will take a walk to the fountain of the Baths of Diana, whose statues represent the myth of Acteon and the goddess of hunting. It is also one of the most beautiful sculptures in the gardens.

Between the fountains, we will also tell you about some of the pastimes that the kings used to play in the gardens of La Granja, such as the game of Mallo. Felipe V, the first Spanish monarch of the House of Bourbon, was a great fan. Finally, after a two-hour tour, we will conclude the free tour in front of the fountain of Fame, where we will see how this deity defeats evil Ignorance and Envy.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 24 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Plaza de España.