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 .
Tours to Generalife
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $67
Duration: 3 hours
Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional Albaicin Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $149
Duration: 13 hours
Se encuentra fuera de la muralla de la Alhambra, era un palacio de recreo rodeado de jardines y huertas. Una visita imprescindible, es espectacular. more »It is located outside the Alhambra wall, it was a pleasure palace surrounded by gardens and orchards. An essential visit, it is spectacular.
Des jardins à profusion avec une verdure d'une tel beauté et difficile a croire compte tenu de la température très chaude. Nous l'avons visiter tôt le matin et ce fut une excellente idée car pas trop ... more »Gardens galore with greenery of such beauty and difficult to believe given the very hot temperature. We visited it early in the morning and it was a great idea as not too many people and easier to take pictures. Occasionally with organized groups that parade... It's not always easy to take pictures to our liking in order to keep such beautiful memories. It's a must!!!
Must be really nice... If you booked your ticket 3 months in advance. Don't plan to come here in Spring 2019 as it is fully-booked till end of June 2019
Magical place full of history and beautiful sights. Highly recommended. Dedicate a full day to visit the whole buildings in the site so you can enjoy fully the experience.
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