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The Generalife

  • Generalife gardens

    Generalife gardens

  • Generalife gardens © Turespaña

    Generalife gardens © Turespaña

  • Detail of a column in the Generalife palace © Turespaña

    Detail of a column in the Generalife palace © Turespaña

  • Generalife gardens © Turespaña

    Generalife gardens © Turespaña

  

Category

Palace

Date

12th century

Style

Andalusi
Paseo del Generalife, s/n.
18009 Granada
Granada, Andalusia
Granada

Telephone+34 902441221

E-mailinformacion.alhambra.pag(at)juntadeandalucia.es

Websitehttp://www.alhambra-patronato.es

The Royal Orchard.

Together with the Alhambra and the Albaicín district of Granada, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. This was the country residence of the sultan, the orchard which provided the palaces with food supplies, and a recreational area for the nobility.

In Muslim culture, the image of paradise is linked to the concept of the garden, a lush green space to captivate the senses. In this case, this vast fertile terrain was created by diverting the course of the river Darro by means of huge canals that carried the water up to the Generalife. The colourful and outstandingly beautiful Acequia Courtyard serves as the entry point into the premises. The building consists of two structures located at each end of a large courtyard, with a pool in the middle. The recreational area of the Generalife, built between the 13th and 14th centuries, lies on the slopes of the Cerro del Sol, and offers breathtaking views.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Apr 01 to Oct 14

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM

 

Oct 15 to Mar 31

Monday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €7

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Accessibility
Itinerary adapted for the disabled
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Reservations
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Show in the Generalife gardens by night. International Music and Dance Festival 2014 © Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada

Jun 22, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018

Festival

The Alhambra - Granada
Granada International Festival of Music and Dance

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Apr 14, 2019 to Apr 21, 2019

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Granada
Easter week in Granada

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To be confirmed 2018

Festival

Granada
Granada International Jazz Festival

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