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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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The Alhambra is a must do for anyone visiting Spain. Generalife is a high light. try getting a shot of the reflection from the end of the pool, its stunning! The Alhambra is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Timbuktu, Mali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Alhambra is a must do for anyone visiting Spain. Generalife is a high light. try getting a shot of the reflection from the end of the pool, its stunning! The Alhambra is a highlight but you will need at least half the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is the most magnificent par for me. I loved this and would love to return here when the flowers and trees are in bloom.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not as grand as the Nazarid Palaces but more intimate and charming. The gardens celebrate the bounty of nature and the lifegiving properties of water. Peaceful and gorgeous -- allow yourself the time to stroll through the grounds.

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Fairford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

These are the Palaces and Gardens of the Nasrid emirs. The Muslim fountains run quietly the later, Christian, ones splash. The orange trees bear fruit against a backdrop of winter mountains in a cerulean sky and architecture scarcely less beautiful than that of the Alhambra (Qal'at al-Hamra, red castle) itself.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A most unusual time to walk through these gardens as there was still snow on the ground from a fall the day before in early February. It was the first snow in Granada in two years. So it was a quiet spot to wander for us but of course, not many flowers. The fountains sparkled in the cold bright air.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a great compliment to the walls and palaces of the Alhambra. Make certain you take the time to visit Generalize.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This house was actually owned for a few centuries by a family before being taken back by the government in efforts to preserve the grounds of Alhambra. It used to be the summer palace of the King. What's really sad is that this is the most altered among the rest of Alhambra. Hence, the normally peaceful fountain was no longer... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Generalife offers the best view in Granada. The structure itself is the best preserved part of the Alhambra.

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Wuppertal, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

… certainly very few people would spend a word on this famous garden. But it IS a section of Alhambra, so lets include it into our respective visit in order to make it complete. Other than that, I would not recommend going there specifically as it is not too attractive. Nice, but “only” a garden. But as I said: only... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Generalife gardens are nice too, like a moorish version of some of the Baroque gardens in Europe. I visited in February. I think the gardens would make more sense in the spring or summertime.

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