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Generalife, Granada
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Learn interesting details about the history and heritage of the city with a tour of Generalife, the summer palace and lush gardens of the Nasrid Emirs who once controlled this area. This expansive estate, built between 1302 and 1309, features one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens in the country, positioned on a hill at the rear of the complex overlooking the famous Alhambra palace. Inside the gardens are colorful flower beds, exquisite architecture, cascading fountains, sparkling ponds, and cool shaded areas. A symbol of the city, this well-preserved estate is an important part of a protected World Heritage Site and one of the main attractions inside the vast complex. The grounds hold numerous secondary sights as well, many of them just little off the beaten path. Advance booking is advised, as access to various areas is strictly limited on a daily basis. Add Generalife to your Granada travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Granada holiday planner.
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  • Garden management is very well this is where I could see the other seasonal flowers. I listen to the unique Japanese-style flower (floret) was under the impression I'm not sure why, as well as the classic. Flower color and decorated with very harmony labyrinth Park was very well.
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  • In the hills away from the Alhambra Palace was built as a summer resort for the Palace and gardens. Walking the hills is a little on the climate often encompassed in the green space and easy flow of sound mind and even was obviated. Only this time rose flower was in bloom a bit.
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  • It is a magical place, with beautiful gardens, filled with history and with great views. One of the things that I liked most about Granada has been, the Generalife. I recommend coming in comfortable shoes for walking to taste.
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  • You get to see some beautiful gardens and cool fresh air. Great view of the city from this vantage point. Plan ahead because this site and others in the complex are extremely popular and tickets gets sold quickly. So purchase yours a few months before coming here.
  • Amazing place, you can see how summer gardens of the sultan of Granada looked like, and you can also see more modern parts. There are fountains, small lakes, here you don´t need to hurry but rather to stay longer and enjoy its beauty
  • A magic atmosphere, thanks to the beautiful plants and fountains, the geometrical design, and the fresh air coming from the Sierra Nevada. I recommend to stay here until half an hour before sunset in order to take the bus to Mirador de San Nicolas (in Albaicin, 5 minutes) and watch it from another point of view, looking right the Alhambra towers bathing in the red light.
  • Perfect. Great gardens and fountains. A beautiful view to the city of Granada. Unfortunately still a lot of people of the end of September. Simon Visit my website: www.noireblanc.de
  • Very nice and well maintained gardens inside the complex everybody knows as the Alhambra. Walking trough here is relaxing and give you piece of mind. Reaching the "friend house" and exploring some bits was great. I cannot imagine what the life coins have been back in time. During the spring time there are limited flowers, so the visit may be less worth for some.