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Carmen de los Martires

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Address: Paseo Martires S/N, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: +34 958 248 140

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Beautiful quiet garden near the Alhambra

This large and beautiful carmen (walled garden) is a great place to relax. It is close to the Alhambra but away from the crush of tourists.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This large and beautiful carmen (walled garden) is a great place to relax. It is close to the Alhambra but away from the crush of tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A visit to Carmen de los Martires, is like stepping back in time. The best way to visit the site is the C3 bus from Plaza Isabel la Catholica, this is the plaza with the large black statue of Isabel and Columbus, in the center of Granada. The same bus will tak you to the ticket office of the Alhambra.... More 

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Moldova
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This old estate has beautiful gardens with a pond and paths throughout the park area. The amazing thing is that it sits high up on the hill crowned by the AL Hambra so every time you step out from under the trees you have magnificent views of Granada. The gardens are quiet and a great place to relax and spend... More 

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Brooklyn
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222 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a 19th century garden that lies below the Alhambra. It is open in the morning until about 2 p.m. and then from 6-8. If you are headed up to pick up your Alhambra tickets, as I was, it's okay to stop and wander around, but I wasn't over the moon about it.

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Granada, Spain
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Alhambra is not the only place worth a visit on the top of Sabika's hill : with its lovely (if a little bit forgotten and overlooked) gardens, pools and fountains, it's a great place to chill out and rest after the rat race that is visiting the Alhambra sometimes. And moreover, the Carmen de los Martires has a free... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

After the crowds at the nearby Alhambra, the Carmen de los Martires is a lovely cool park. The park has fountains, shady paths, garden follies, and peacocks. It would be a perfect location for a paseo on a hot afternoon. It also has a beautiful view over the valley and up to the mountains.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It´s just on the other side of the hill of the Alhamabra, you just have to cross the beautiful forrest of the Alhambra. It´s a really nice and big arabic garden, nobody who vistits granada should miss it.

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England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you are in the area (up the hill, near the main entrance to the Alhambra) this is a lovely garden to get away from the hassle of all the tourist coaches going past. But for some reason you can't get to it from the main road, where the gate is padlocked. Instead you have to follow the signs to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This place is incredible. Its like a time warp, back to times of horses and carriages !. We found it really nice and would love to visit it again.

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Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Beautifoul place charming full ... I't a ggod place to stay , relax , admiring , looking and thinking .. very natural lounge-chill place . Magic stop to stay and take a break before or after your walking trought the Albaicin . Paradise of the painters , you can stay by the morning untill the 8.00 PM .. in the... More 

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