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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

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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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife, Granada, null
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1079 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 $76.59
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour, Granada, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129324 Reviews

Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 2.5-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 $69.16
Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Malaga, ... 
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Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 4917 Reviews

Visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Malaga. Along with the Alhambra and its ...  Read more

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

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Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville

4 star rating: Recommended 5295 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 $137.17
Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam, Granada, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam

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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: 7.5 - 8 hours

From USD $87.85
Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife from Seville, Seville, Skip-the-Line ... 
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Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife from Seville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Visit Granada and Alhambra Palace on this private trip from Seville. Enjoy  the most important  palace-fortress of the Islamic world wedged between Granada and ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $650.43
Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Costa del Sol, Day Trips
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Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 2499 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: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.45
Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Malaga, Malaga, Day Trips
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Private Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Malaga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Take a private day trip from Malaga to Granada to see two of Spain’s best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- Alhambra Palace and the Generalife gardens. This ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $207.05
Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight, Granada, Private Sightseeing ... 
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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 $217.19
Alhambra Generalife and Nasrid Palaces Guided Walking Tour in Granada, Granada, Air Tours
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Alhambra Generalife and Nasrid Palaces Guided Walking Tour in Granada

Explore one of the most popular monuments in Spain on a tour of more than 3 hours. Walk with official guides through the Moorish palaces and visit the stunning ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.44

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