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Generalife

Generalife | Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens...
94%
Ranked #2 of 90 Attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The entire Alhambra experience is not complete without Generalife. Plan ahead and pace yourself but unless you plan to visit multiple times, try to see as much as you can when you visit. The entire experience leaves one in awe.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Fabulous views and full of character, this more recent add on to the Alhambra is worth a visit if you have time.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

A visit to Generalife in the winter is subdued compared to the vibrancy of the colors of the roses and other flowers during the summer but then again there are a lot of crowds to deal with so there are trade offs. Generalife is an Arab name which translated means "architect's garden". There are a wide variety of fruits, vegetables... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

In winter, there is nothing much to see (just green trees, no flowers). The nicest thing was the sunset, and that you can see anywhere else.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The Generalife is part of the Alhambra complex, about a 10-minute walk through the park from the main fortress. It has nice gardens. For me, though, it was a bit of "meh" after seeing the main Alhambra. (I am not a garden person.....)

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The Generalife is like a miniature version of the Alhambra with slight more impressive gardens. This comes at the end of the Alhambra tour but well worth keeping some energy in reserve for.

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South East Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Similar to The Alhambra for me; okay, average. If in this area of Spain it is obviously a place to visit as linked with visiting The Alhambra, but somehow, for me, it was okay, find I can't rave about it. Am pleased to have seen it, but not something I will rate as a highlight of travelling.

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Benahavis, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really enjoyed we did this in one day and the palaces another day as we felt we wanted to enjoy the gardens but it can all be done in one visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was such a beautiful place to visit. We went in November so the temperature was perfect. The air is so unbelievably fresh and the views were gorgeous. This was one of my favorite places in Spain.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a beautiful place. The gardens are amazing and are a must visit. Great views of the alhambra and city below. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ADVANCED tickets.

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