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About Generalife, Granada

Though right next to the Alhambra, the Generalife is considered to be a different structure altogether, mostly because it had a different purpose. The Alhambra was a palace that had living quarters and places for the palace business. The Generalife was built in the early 14th century with one purpose, to get away from it all, especially during the hot summer months. Visiting the gardens of the Generalife (which means "gardens of the architect") one can marvel at the sophistication of Arab engineering, ingenuity and architecture. Using primitive hydraulics and a good understanding of physics the Arab rulers built this summer palace with multiple fountains, pools of water and beautiful gardens to really make the spot habitable during the heat. Just perfect to stroll around slowly, taking in the greenery of its many gardens and the cool air from the fountains.

Generalife Information

  • It is near impossible to obtain a ticket at the counter itself as the lines are very long and they sell out quickly. Buy one beforehand.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking to do.
  • Tickets sell out well in advance during tourist season, so plan accordingly.
  • Take a long and leisurely stroll in the Gardens, it has some spectacular views of the city of Granada. It takes not more than 2 hours to view it all, but some prefer to make this a 3 to 4 hour stroll with breaks.
  • If you are travelling with children the Generalife will provide welcome respite after the Alhambra.

Generalife Tickets Prices

  • Given price is for daytime visit to Generalife, Gardens and Alcazaba Fortress for adults.
  • Adults: 7 Euros
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Euro
  • Combo tickets of Alhambra and Generalife is also available. Refer official website for details.

Generalife Opening and Closing Hours

  • For timings of Night visit around Nasrid Palace, Gardens and Palace of Generalife please refer official website.

How To Get To Generalife by Public Transport

  • Bus routes 30 and 34 reach the Alhambra.
  • Bus C4 stop Alixares Generalife bus station.

Restaurants Near Generalife

  • La Mimbre (Spanish, Reservations, highly expensive, casual)
  • Jardines Alberto (Spanish, moderately expensive, casual)
  • Carmen de San Miguel (Spanish, highly expensive, casual)

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Address: 18009 Granada, Spain

Phone: +34-958027971

Ticket Price: 7 EUR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate Generalife, Granada

  • I loved every bit. It was so beautiful. Wish I could go back😩. If you go take plenty of water and snacks with you as there's no where to buy anything. We didn't book a tour which was beneficial to us as we noticed tour guides rushed through the Alhambra. We got to stop and take in the views. Plenty of pictures too. Islamic architecture at its best😍👌

  • If you are into historic experiences this is a must. My interest was merely the architectural experience, which was very special. Believe most of the guides do a good job in Spanish and English but with a guide you kind of rush through most of the sites instead of enjoying selective places.

  • Alhambra is enough. If you have visited Mirador San Nicholas and Alhambra you don't necessarily need this. Great view though and lots of gardens

  • No words can describe such an amazing place!! That's really heaven on earth !

  • Impressive gardens in the Al Hambra grounds.

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