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  • Address: Granada, Spain
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm (until 8pm Mar - Oct), open late Fri and Sat evenings. Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1
  • Admission: Complex admission: €12, Garden admission: € 6 - €12

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Generalife Gardens Tours

The Generalife was built as a summer palace for the Muslim emirs, a place of retreat where they could kick back with their harems and take some time away from the world. Its charming gardens – undoubtedly the highlight of the Generalife - are still a prime place to do just that.

Generalife Gardens are designed for tranquility, with everywhere the trickle of running water cooling the senses. Tall cypresses frame pathways, fountains play in arches over long pools, streams flow down staircases, flowers and flowering trees cast their scent, and hedges enclose serene little lawns. The sultana’s garden, with its ancient cypress trunk, was where one sultan’s wife trysted with her lover (and was caught, precipitating bloodshed – hard to believe as you stand in this artful paradise).

Practical Info

The Generalife Gardens make a delightfully relaxing end to an Alhambra visit. If you leave the Alhambra by the Puerta de la Justicia and walk around its southern end. If you want to visit the palace itself, follow the Paseo de los Cipreses (Passage of the Cypresses). You can visit the Alhambra with the general daytime ticket, with the option for morning or evening, and you can also visit it at night, for which you will have to purchase the Evening admission ticket.

If you wish to visit the gardens, with the daytime admission ticket there is a possibility of purchasing a ticket that allows to visit the main garden areas of the Monument.

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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour, Granada, null
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1478 Reviews

Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 3-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. With hotel pickup and drop-off from ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.17
Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour, Granada, Skip-the-Line Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

With skip-the-line entry tickets alongside an expert professional guide, you will have priority and be one of the first to enter the grounds. On this 3 hour ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife, Granada, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 133 Reviews

Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including priority access, this private tour ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.91
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada, Granada, Private ... 
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Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Explore one of the most popular monuments in Spain and Islamic civilization on this 3-hour private tour with skip the line ticket. Walk with official guide ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.55
Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville, Seville, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville

4 star rating: Recommended 378 Reviews

Take a trip to Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Seville. Granada is home to ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.32
Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens from Malaga, Malaga, Day Trips
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Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens from Malaga

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Enhance your experience of Granada and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder on a full-day trip to the Alhambra from Malaga. Discover the beautiful city of ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.93
Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens from Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol, Day Trips
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Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens from Costa del Sol

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a trip to the beautiful city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Costa ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.93
Skip-the-Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam, Granada, Day Trips
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Skip-the-Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam

4 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

Combine a visit to the Alhambra, Granada’s top historical site, with an afternoon of blissful indulgence at the city’s Arab baths -- Hammam Al Andalus. Start ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.10
Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Day Trip from Almeria, Almeria, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Day Trip from Almeria

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

A beautiful excursion by bus that circles the National Park of Sierra Nevada in order to visit the jewel of the Andalusian Heritage, the Alhambra at Granada. ...  Read more

Location: Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $84.79
Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight, Granada, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight

See Alhambra by land and air on this private sightseeing tour from Granada. Skip the lines at the UNESCO-listed palace complex and head directly inside with ...  Read more

Location: Granada, Spain
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $234.95

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