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Generalife

Cerro de Sol, Granada, Spain
958-22-09-12
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Ranked #3 of 100 attractions in Granada
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Architectural Buildings
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London, UK
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately parts of the garden were being renovated when we visited (at the end of a long hot day) so a little disappointed. But overall a must for anyone interested in garden design. Don't miss the fabulous new roof garden as you leave the main garden area.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I took a picture of me here from 1978 and managed to have another taken in the same place. The gardens are really lovely and plenty of colour this time of the year. The guide was amazed about my previous visit. Plenty of seats about if you need a rest. A few changes in those years. If you love gardens... More

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Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As you exit the Alhambra palace, the most visited tourist attraction in Spain, you come to the Generalife gardens. There is actually a way of getting in to these without paying for the palace entry but I can't give away all the local secrets. The gardens are great but you can only imagine how magnificent they must have been before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The flowers and the fountains made this a unique experience. And the views...amazing. We were lucky that the crowds had not yet arrived in Granada though.

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EVANSVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

While staying at the Hotel Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, visit a little Heaven on Earth. Meaning 'architects gardens', the Generalife is an outstandlingly beautiful network of delicate water-fountains, carefully-clipped bushes and fragrant flowers, criss-crossed with gravel paths. It's a lovely place to while away a relaxing few hours. Reflective green pools of the Generalife gardens, the entire site is... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was part of the Alhambra ticket purchased, well worth seeing! The gardens were beautiful and smelt lovely, along with the buildings and sights. Nice views too of Granada from the top.

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Tallahassee, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

saw the gardens during my visit to the Alhambra at the end of March. Gardens were not in bloom yet, and some parts were under construction. Thought views, and fountains were nice. Well worth a walk after your visit to the palace.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The gardens were beautiful even though it was March during our visit and things were not in full bloom. We saw vegetables and fruit trees and could see easily how the city fed itself when it was separate from the surrounding areas. The outdoor stage is surrounded by a 'wall' of Italian cypress. My favorite was how the trees were... More

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Salamanca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went early spring, so everything hadn't had the chance to bloom. It was still very pretty, but I would suggest to visit late spring if possible!

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Zuerich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

An impressive park and castle which can easily get ignored or lost since it is next to much larger fancier exhibits. The views from here are even better than the palace itself and it was much less busy.

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