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Generalife

Address: Generalife | Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 958-22-09-12
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Ranked #2 of 94 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Manila, Philippines
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited winter, and so we were unable to see the roses in full bloom. Despite this, the landscaping and the amazing cypress hedge make for one (winter) wonderland view.

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Brackley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

stunning views down to Granada and of the mountains, Excellent garden maintenance, sense of ancient history cleanlinesws

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

great ability to connect to the ways life was lived when communication took a great deal of effort and life required a lot of work to live but a lot of rewards were received

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West Chester, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The gardens are an integral part of a visit to the Alhambra. We visited mid-afternoon in the summer after touring the Alhambra and it was not crowded. With the gardens, fountains, and pools, it was a great place to rest for a while on benches in the shade. The Patios de la Acequia and de la Sultana are choice spots.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The small Generalfe palace in the gardens of the same name gives a flavour of the interior of the Nazrid Palace across the valley, though the exterior is quite different and almost Italianate in appearance. Lots of water features, fountains, pools and the famous garden staircase with water running down the balustrades. There are good views from the palace gardens... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

it is an amazing place! with all that culture, history.. it is just breathtaking! you should definitely visit there!

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Although I went in January, and the gardens weren't in full bloom, the journey was still well worth the effort. Zen out to the sound of trickling fountains as you enjoy a spectacular view of the Alhambra complex.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We visited in the winter, so the gardens were less impressive considering there is very little in bloom. This was also the last stop of a long, cold day, so I was in a bit of a rush to get through it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great designs and landscaping. Long walk to get there but worth it even in the wet weather. The ancient irrigation system was fantastic.

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I'm sure it's even more amazing in spring (and more crowded). I loved walking through in the early part of the day and enjoying the gorgeous pathways and quiet spaces in the gardens.

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