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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.
Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, Skip the line.
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$57.27 per adult
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Highly recommend to first time visitors!
The entire experience from the knowledge and story telling of our tour guide Juan to the breath taking views of Alhambra, Generalife Gardens and Nasrid Palaces was completely worth it. Highly recommend to first time visitors!
Rahil_K, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

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An excellent cultural morning
Fernando_V, Aug 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Not only was the guide Pedro ponctual and professional, he was always keen to help the tourists, keep the place clean and solve problems around him. His knowledge of the attractions is rather natural and he even brought pictures to better explain the historical and social context of Alhambra. An excellent morning.
star-5
Worth every penny
Kim_W, Jul 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Meeting instructions clear and our guide was on time. Really great tour, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the equipment used to hear the guide was good and all health and safety aspects thought of for Covid. The tour took around 4 hours so make sure you have good walking shoes. In some parts there is no shade so remember to take sun protection and keep hydrated. Loved the Alhambra and would do this tour again.
star-5
A Great Option for Visiting Alhambra
Alexei_K, Jun 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Overall organization of the tour was great, with clear instructions and no waiting whatsoever (although of course these are still covid times). We were lucky to have Antonio as a guide. He was very friendly, attentive, knowledgable, and passionate about history. Told us many interesting details and stories in impeccable fluent English. It was a pleasurable and memorable tour of Alhambra. Thank you.
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Lovely Experience
Fatia_A, Nov 2021
Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track
Jorge was very knowledgeable of the historical background of each site. Very nice, cordial, and fluent in so many languages!
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Wonderful tour for history buff!
Timothy_W, Nov 2021
Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
Great guide and very through on the history. Definitely need a guide at this place because there isn’t a museum to learn about it’s history……
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Beautiful mesmerising Alhambra
Diane_J, Nov 2021
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
We had the most excellent tour from our guide Jose with his passionate and expert knowledge brought us to a new level of understanding of the history of this beautiful city. Truely a cultural treasure to behold. Thank you for this special experience
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Amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
MATTHEW_N, Nov 2021
Full Day to Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens from Torremolinos
Natalie was amazing! From pick up to drop off she kept us entertained and gave so much information not only about Granada but the areas we travelled through. The day was perfect. We had the freedom to see what we wanted to see but knew that Natalie was there if we needed. Stephen and Matt
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Magical Alhambra Experience
Jenelle_A, Nov 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
The Alhambra is truly a must see, magical place with so much history. We were lucky enough to have the very knowledgeable Virginia as our guide. Virginia was not only a true historian, she was also very nice and accommodating. We had a mix up with our tour and therefore had to reschedule for the afternoon. Virginia and Nacho without hesitation accommodated us. In the end the mixup was a blessing in disguise, as the Alhambra at sunset is something to be seen. We highly recommend this tour!
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The Alhambra Granada.
Fionbarr_M, Oct 2021
Alhambra, Generalife Gardens and optional Nasrid Palaces with Priority Access
Our guide was more than exceptional. His passion and love for The Alhambra was contagious. His explanations were presented in such an interesting way. The Alhambra is an amazing piece of history brought to life by an amazing guide Jorge Carrillo Vázquez.
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Memorable tour
Linda_M, Nov 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Our guide Asier was very informative, had a sense of humour, and spoke English very well. The time flew by and we were surprised that 3 hours had passed. The tour is a highlight of our trip to Andalusia.
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History bring the site alive
Thibault_C, Oct 2021
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
To me, it is an absolute necessity to have a guide that will literally walk you through history. In addition you do not have to queue for hours your way in…
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Informative and fun walking tour!
Jacob_V, Nov 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
Our tour guide spoke great English and was incredibly knowledge. He provided a detailed overview of the history of Granada as well as each segment of the Alhambra, palaces, etc. This national treasure is easy to get lost in so highly recommend the guided tour, learned so much!

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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