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Gardens and Palaces Generalife - Alhambra

Generalife GardensHistory and Culture

A recreation house of the sultans of Granada, surrounded by orchards and gardens, these newly created, together with the amphitheater at the entrance, which hosts every year some of the shows of the Music and Dance Festival.

The name, from a dubious source, seems to come from the Arabic Yanat-al-Arif or Garden of the Architect , in a clear poetic-religious symbolism that alludes to God, Allah, as architect, creator of the Universe. It is worth going up to the Water Ladder, especially in summer, to let out the cold clear water running through the handrails.

You must respect the pass indicated on your ticket: morning or afternoon. Do not visit at night.
Tour adapted to the disabled.
Do not cut the flowers or jump to the gardens.
Follow the rules promptly.
Approximate length of the dress: 1 hour.
Note the time of entrance to the Nasrid Palaces (to start the visit by the Generalife or, if you do not give time, go directly to the Palaces).
Distance from the lockers to the Generalife: 100 m
Distance from the Generalife to the Palaces Nazaries: 700 m