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Generalife, Granada

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We visited here today but really did not enjoy the crowds. The gardens are formal and well laid out. The water gardens are beautiful yet simple. There is not much to see in the Gereralife itself and i...  read more »
  • When you visit the Alhambra, you automatically see the Generalife, former garden family Nazarin, transformed over time into a luxurious garden. These gardens are spread over several hectares.
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  • Within the complex of the Alhambra, after a walk in a beautiful garden, this villa is truly nice to visit,
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful gardens. Exceptionaly well maintained.
  • Beautiful and well maintained garden, structures are well preserved. The view is spectacular.
  • Mostly gardens, but very beautiful. The grounds have been maintained very well!
  • A lot of miles walking. Immense grounds and buildings. But not at a high quality. Oh yes the palacio Carlos V is outstanding. The few fountains and squares are great in the Nasridic palace. To get into there you need to be on time to get in first and then the rest unfortunately. Because the other way around is nicer. The immense gardens are great, but not of a superior quality also due to drought during the long hot summers. But that is it. Get your tickets the day before you go at for instance the afternoon because with reservation it took me 2 hours only waiting to get my reserved tickets. The logistics and information in the cue's are very poor. And that with only 7000 visitors allowed a day with 3 ticket boxes. All the TV and voice info are not readable from far nor from near buy. The English voice is so terrible that you can't tell the difference between Spanish nor English. Hahahaha
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