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Address: Generalife | Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-22-09-12
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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Lovely gardens

Take your time and enjoy the gardens, they are very relaxing, the sights and smells are lovely, it can get crowded so take your time and wait for the crowds to move on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Take your time and enjoy the gardens, they are very relaxing, the sights and smells are lovely, it can get crowded so take your time and wait for the crowds to move on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Alhambra, you should first walk through the gardens to get a full picture of the area, the life and the history of the site. Highly recommend you take a guide to get the full story and understanding.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Liked: How it has been cared for. Liked: Juan, the guide, who was so respectful and philosophical. Liked: lots of open spaces, could accommodate lots of tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The blend of Arab and Hispanic architecture is fantastic, the place in excellent restoration, we had an excellent guide ( do do it by yourself) and the view to neighboring alhambra are fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Generalife gardens are so serene and peaceful it was pleasant to just walk around and see and smell the flowers all around. There are orchards and pomegranates, oranges trees and grape vines with the odd fountain here and there. If you have been on the tour of the palace then this is truly a relaxing end. Take time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Go early In the day. September is a great time to visit, less crowds, gardens are beautiful, views are lovely. A great outdoor experience, with nature, beautiful views of the city as well. See the Alhambra first where the action started, and then visit this, the summer palace.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Genaralife was the summer palace of the Emirs of Granada. You can walk to it from the Alhambra Palace. The gardens were stunning, and the water features very relaxing. We were lucky enough to have a perfect day weather-wise and saw this monument at its best. There were some good views across the valley to the Alhambra. We didn't spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the gardens as part of our alhambra ticket. These were nice but I would definitely only see them if I visited the palaces and the alcazar first. I wouldn't recommend only visiting the gardens especially if this is your first time to granada.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The gardens are just amazing. We went in the morning for less crowds. The garden staff really do an amazing job. We went in March so there weren't many flowers yet but it was still beautiful. Loved all the carved hedges that looks like castle walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just spectacular. It is a bit of a hike but worth it for incredible views for such peaceful gardens.

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