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Address: Generalife | Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-22-09-12
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Visit Generalife like an insider
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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The best part of Alhambra

If you can, go in May when the rose gardens are in full bloom. The gardeners do a fantastic job and it should not be missed. You can wander around there for hours and also sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you can, go in May when the rose gardens are in full bloom. The gardeners do a fantastic job and it should not be missed. You can wander around there for hours and also sit and enjoy the expansive view over the city. Marvelous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As part of our tour of the Alhambra, we walked the gardens, most of which has been added to or rebuilt over time. It's quite beautiful and, moreover, provides fruits and vegetables during the year. It was really hot while we were visiting, so the shade provided during the tour was quite welcome and the water system demonstrated how ingenious... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When you visit the Alhambra you should include a visit to these gardens. I almost didn't go because the complex is huge and my feet were tired, but I'm glad I made the effort. Gorgeous gardens, although not the original ones. Be prepared to walk a lot at the Alhambra. We saved the gardens for the end because of the... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We wish we could have enjoyed the Generalife more, but found it very difficult to move, let alone take photos or enjoy the scenery due to the sheer quantity of people, specifically the tour groups. We went first to the Nazarí palaces etc, and made our way to the Generalife last of all. Big Mistake. Try and get there early... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A great visit for the plants and amazing architecture and calligraphy. Its gets you very curious, so you can buy paperback books explaining the stories behind all the Alhambra and this sort of building. The water fountains and pools are abound in this area irrigating the plants and making beautiful photographs to behold forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens....fountains....the sound of birds....water....a place of peace and grace and tranquility.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Not a modern garden, it's rather an old-fashioned one. But you would love it. the proportion of flower, fountain and pond. it's like you were in the middle centuries.

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Aylesbury, Bucks
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We found that the Generalife was almost inaccessible for the member of our party in a wheelchair. The disabled route is not signposted but is shown on the large maps around the place. However, what appeared to be the entrance to the main part of the route was barriered off. It might have been a good place but we never... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very well-restored building, with the already amazing gardens in the process of restoration as well. Lots of incredible detailing everywhere from the pillars, arches, roofs and calligraphy in the friezes of the walls Same advice as the Alhambra applies in terms of ticketing/planning since its the same entry: get tickets in advance, and show up early.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is great garden that you can enjoy the beautiful fountains/pools with flowers around, as well as to see the view from the peak.

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