ARCHITECT, Spanish
(active c. 1700 in La Granja)

General view

c. 1700
Photo
Gardens, La Granja

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, Philip V, grandson of Louis XIV, who grew up at the court of Versailles, ordered La Granja to be laid out at a height of over one meters in the mountains of San Ildefonso near Segovia. Inevitably, the scheme was based on Versailles. Because of the topography, however, the design could not be as spacious or extensive as its prototype. On the other hand, water was in abundant supply for the countless fountains and water devices.




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