Generalife, Granada

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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 .
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  • Not as good as the Alhambra itself, but still worth visiting the summer palace. You get some good views of the Alhambra. The Generalife has undergone an awful lot of renovation and not all of it good.  more »
  • Truly a must see for those who visit Andalusia-especially when everything in bloom speaks this magnificent palaces grounds to the imagination!
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  • Must be really nice... If you booked your ticket 3 months in advance. Don't plan to come here in Spring 2019 as it is fully-booked till end of June 2019
  • Magical place full of history and beautiful sights. Highly recommended. Dedicate a full day to visit the whole buildings in the site so you can enjoy fully the experience.
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