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
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $69
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
Part of the Alhambra complex, these palaces and the annexed gardens are truly spectacular. Pics speak more than words. Prepare however for long queues at the entrance and hordes of tourists inside. more »
It was somewhat crowded when we arrived in Generalife but it was so beautiful and we learned so much about it that it was certainly worth the visit. I can't imagine what it would be like in peak... more »
The most beautiful sight in Granada. The gardens and the buildings are ravishing. Wear comfortable shoes and take something to eat, there are drinking fountains. Always buy tickets online if you want to avoid the queue.
The gardens are just gorgeous. This is done with very good taste. Good thing also is that it's not too crowded. Absolutely loved my visit and would highly recommend.
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