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Generalife

Cerro de Sol, Granada, Spain
958-22-09-12
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Ranked #2 of 104 attractions in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Architectural Buildings
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you only visit one place in Granada then it has to be The Alhambra / Generalife. At only E14.50 (through Ticketmaster) this is a bargain. Words cannot adequately describe the experience. A must see.

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england
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A really interesting few hours can be spent wandering through these immaculate and truly stunning gardens, if you are visiting the Alhambra don't miss out

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Tucson
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188 reviews 188 reviews
103 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's all about the gardens, so perfect, peaceful, everything set up a little apart for the Alhambra; this site overlooks the Darro River and pastoral green valley views. Okay, here's the drill: wear super-comfy shoes, dress comfortably, bring water and money to buy more water, wear sunscreen and a hat, and pace yourself. It is pretty roasty-toasty here (even by... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Consider a guided tour to get you past the lines and soak in the rich history. I suggest booking well in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons. Self-guided tours may be a better option for those who like to linger, as our tour moved at a fairly brisk pace. If you have mobility issues, you may have some issues on... More

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Edmond, OK
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Gardens and more gardens. I thought is was very nice but preferred the Alhambra Palace if you can only see one place or the other. The views of the city of Granada are great and this was a great to take pictures. I took a lot....

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My niece and I enjoyed the Generalife so much, we went twice during our visit to Granada. Our first visit was part of a guided tour, which was very good for getting an overall sense of the place. The second time, we just went back on our own and wandered. Beautiful views and an overall sense of tranquility.

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SF Bay Area
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We saw this as part of the Alhambra tour and I found it to be more relaxing. The tour ended here and gave us the chance to unwind from the crowds in a beautiful setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

These are very beautiful gardens right next to The Alhambra and a visit is included in a guided tour. It is a lovely spot to stop in after the guided tour to enjoy the views and the peaceful gardens.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The architecture, the gardens, and the impressive history were meaningful! Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated, and avoid Spain during the heat of the Summer months!

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Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In each place we visited we found a different way of living but cosmopolitan giving the visitors which we were great satisfaction as we were able to walk through the people's culture and 'joie ve vivre' in peaceful harmony.

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