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Generalife Gardens

Generalife Gardens

Generalife, Realejo-San Matias, Granada

The Basics

Entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Generalife Gardens is included in your entrance ticket to the Alhambra, but you can also purchase a separate ticket for the gardens only. Since the complex ranks as one of the most-visited attractions in Andalucia, it’s a good idea to book a skip-the-line tour—small-group or private—of both the Alhambra and Generalife ahead of time to avoid disappointment. It’s also possible to see both attractions on a guided day trip from Seville, Roquetas de Mar, or Malaga.

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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, Skip the line.
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, Skip the line.
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$53.60 per adult
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Fantastic simply the Best Tour
Alhambra Palace is a magical place We took the Viator guided tour of The Palace and General Life Gardens at 10 am Our tour guide Fernando was very knowledgeable , awesome , passionate and the best!!!! The tour was supposed to be 21/2 hours. He gave us 10 min break after Christian palace , and went over to almost 3 magical fun hours I would recommend this tour definitely !!!! Not a dull moment
Ujwala_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

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Astonishing Alhambra!
SarahJane_C, Apr 2022
Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada
Our tour guide Juan Antonio was very generous with sharing the history and culture of the Alhambra Moors and Hapsburg Renaissance royals. His knowledge of the Generalife gardens and palace is extensive and he was very patient explaining in English all he knew. He listened carefully to our questions and considerately answered them. This all made for a very informative and memorable tour.
star-5
Don't visit Granada without going there
Guillaume_G, Apr 2022
Alhambra Complete: Ticket Skip-the-Line Nasrid Palace and Generalife with Guide
Very Clean place, looking really genuine. Not to many people (space enough for everyone) and staff very professional, respectful and educated. Explanations are clear, massage was excellent. The Hanmam wasn't warm enough, I believe, due to repeated entries and exits of people.
star-4
Great tour - shame about the lack of Covid controls
Alexandra_T, Dec 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable but, unfortunately the Covid measures at the facility were insufficient - people all crowding together in close quarters with no attempt at any kind of crowd control or social distancing. My health was worth more than this, so I left early.
star-5
Fantastic tour of the Alhambra
Wendy_F, May 2022
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Virginia gave us such an informative and interesting tour of the Alhambra- it gave us such an appreciation for the history behind this beautiful place! Loved it!
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Great tour guide
Anna_B, May 2022
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
This was an amazing tour with an exceptional guide called Virgina, she was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience just perfect!
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Great tour with Guillermo
Kristi_S, May 2022
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
Wonderful tour. Guillermo was an outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour was nearly 3 hours, but it was wonderful. The meeting place was a little hard to find. And bring your passport!
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Fantabulous Tour
Ricardo_I, May 2022
Alhambra and Generalife Premium Guided Tour
The 3 sites are a must. The guide, Ana, was outstanding and charming. She provided all the necessary information but did not overwhelm. Thankfully she shared a “secret” tip on from where to view the Alhambra across from the Albazin area mirador…a less crowded place. It was a well spent 4 hour tour at one of the marvels of Europe and the world.
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A very comprehensive learning experience
DANIEL_N, May 2022
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
Phenomenal tour with more history and stories than one can readily absorb. Beautiful and complex architecture and gardens that tell much about the cultures that inhabited the Alhambra.
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Magnificent historical place.
Atif_F, May 2022
Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide
Our tour guide, Borja was excellent and very informative and friendly. We really enjoyed the tour with him.
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Francesc was an excellent...
Peter_B, May 2022
Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada
Francesc was an excellent personal guide, well informed, and conducted an illuminating and memorable tour.
star-5
Informative and interesting tour of the Alhambra.
metrolarry, May 2022
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
We had a thorough and interesting tour with Renata. She is knowledgable and doesn’t rush thru the tour.
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Beautiful!
Jacquelyn_N, May 2022
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Our guide Eduardo was very knowledgeable and engaging. We learned so much and were very glad we decided to do the guided tour. The Alhambra and Generalife are stunningly gorgeous.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Generalife Gardens are a must-visit for all first-time visitors to Granada.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do quite a bit of walking.

  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection, as southern Spain can get very hot.

  • Strollers are not permitted on the grounds of the Generalife, so plan to bring a baby carrier if needed.

  • The Generalife Gardens are mostly wheelchair accessible, and there are modified tours that cater to—and include—wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

You can walk to the Alhambra and Generalife from Granada city center, but be prepared for a bit of an incline. If you’d rather save your legs for exploring, opt for a bus or taxi. Most guided tours include round-trip transportation from Granada hotels.

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When to Get There

The Generalife Gardens are open daily throughout the year for daytime visits, and for evening visits between March and November. Be sure to book your tickets (which are timed) well in advance, especially if you’re visiting during the peak summer season. It’s a good idea to arrive at the grounds well in advance of your ticket time.

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Visiting the Generalife, Nasrid Palace, and Alcazaba

The Alhambra complex is divided into three sections, all accessed with the same ticket. As you plan your tour of the palace, keep in mind that you can visit the Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens at any point during your visit to the complex, but entrance to the Nasrid Palace is for a set time.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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