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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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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

After the Alhambra, a stretch of the legs is what is needed. Generalife provided exactly this with an hour or more saunter amongst gardens, water features and other attractions overlooking the Alhambra on the other side of the valley, the view from here also putting the latter into another perspective.

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Trollhattan, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's a pretty garden, but I hate insects so I fled after about half an hour. I went there as part of the visit to Alhambra, so I did not pay extra for the visit, so I wasn't feeling dissapointed.

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Naples, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The place surely deserves a visit but be prepared to a very long queue to get the tickets (2 hours). During the summer, waiting in the queue for a considerable amount of time under the scorching sun is a very stressfull experience. The organisation should build a cover to offer shade to visitors, it would not be expensive and would... More

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New Orleans
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

No matter how long you've lingered on the other end of the site, the gardens and fountains are as much a reason you came to Granada as the Islamic decoration, isn't it?

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australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful buildings and gardens. Only drawback is that it is not well signposted at the beginning. We went the wrong way around and had to go back and climb up again. Not what you want to do in hot weather .

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Chicago
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Generalife is in the Alhambra grounds and you will see it as part your tour. The gardens are beautiful.

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UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 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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70 helpful votes 70 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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