Leisure villa of the sultans of Granada, surrounded by orchards and gardens, the latter created recently, together with the amphitheatre at the entrance, which every year is the setting for some of the shows of the Music and Dance Festival.
The name, of doubtful origin, seems to come from the Arabic Yanat- al- Arif or Garden of the Architect, in a clear poetical-religious symbolism that refers to God, Allah, as an architect, the creator of the universe.
It is worthwhile climbing the Water Staircase, especially in summer, to let the clear, cold water, which runs down the banisters, slip through your fingers.
You must respect the session shown on your ticket: morning or afternoon. It cannot be visited at night.
Route adapted for the physically disabled.
Do not cut flowers or stray off the paths,
Please comply strictly with the rules.
Approximate length of visit: 1 hour.
Please bear in mind your time slot to enter the Nasrid Palaces (to start your visit in the Generalife or, if you do not have enough time, to go directly to the Palaces).
Distance from the ticket offices to the Generalife: 100 m
Distance from the Generalife to the Nasrid Palaces: 700 m.