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  • 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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Viator Exclusive: Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

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

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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour, Granada, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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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.)

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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife, Granada, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Costa del Sol, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

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Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Malaga, Day ... 
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Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

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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

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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

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