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. Work out when and for how long to visit Generalife and other Granada attractions using our handy Granada trip itinerary builder website .
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  • A true earthly paradise where time stops! A place imbued with a great story. A story of love scented flowers from the garden miles. The most beautiful place on Earth!
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  • A place not to be missed in Granada, the place is very clean and the history of the site is very interesting
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  • A beautiful site that must not leave without visiting. The gardens are beautiful and refreshing. in them the history revives.
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  • Must. Visit. If in a relationship and traveling with your significant other :) anyway. Most romantic natural setting and view at sunset - by far probably (at least one of) the most beautiful gardens youll see. 3 sets of couples took their engagement photos here while we were visiting, so you can imagine how beautiful it probably is. Audio guide explanation provided on the gardens and their history too, if you purchase using the Audio guide, so don't miss.
  • This section of Alhambra is mostly gardens, relatively newer ones, but lovely, with archways of cypress bushes, fountains, flowers, benches, and great views. Incredible gardens, not old like the surrounding buildings, but gorgeous and peaceful. Great views of the main buildings of Alhambra across the raveen​. Good place to sit in the shade and rest. The palace here is not noteworthy unless you were not able to bet into the sultan's palaces, then definitely go. It has two beautiful courtyards with water areas, and some nice tile and etxhed plaster work areas.
  • I loved every bit. It was so beautiful. Wish I could go back😩. If you go take plenty of water and snacks with you as there's no where to buy anything. We didn't book a tour which was beneficial to us as we noticed tour guides rushed through the Alhambra. We got to stop and take in the views. Plenty of pictures too. Islamic architecture at its best😍👌
  • If you are into historic experiences this is a must. My interest was merely the architectural experience, which was very special. Believe most of the guides do a good job in Spanish and English but with a guide you kind of rush through most of the sites instead of enjoying selective places.
  • Everything was already said. I was there with a group, so no problems with tickets. But inside are sometimes people puzzled - asking us how to get out. It's a little bit difficult to feel the harmony of Arabic architecture while so many noisy people are around you.

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