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Generalife Gardens

Generalife Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

1. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Entry

Discover the impressive architectural feat of Nasrid rulers, the Alhambra. At your own pace, meander through the fascinating gardens of the Alhambra which are filled with fountains, hanging plants and paved pathways. Be privy to the atmosphere of Moorish culture and revel at the vegetation surrounding the fortress. Admire the decadent architecture of the Generalife, the palace opposite the Alhambra, once home to the Granadadine kings. Stroll through to the military area, or Alcazaba and take in the fortified sand-colored turrets. Continue your journey through the complex and encounter the Palace of Charles V, the Bath of the Mosque, and any hidden walkways throughout the gardens.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

2. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Tickets

Uncover the beauty of the millenary city, Granada, with the help of a local guide.  Visit some of the most emblematic monuments including the Alhambra – the palatial home of the ancient Arabic royalty. A monumental sight, the complex incorporates El Generalife, the summer residence of the sultans, the Nasrid palaces and La Alcazaba, which served as the military zone of the citadel. While absorbing the architecture your designated guide will fill you in on the intricate history of this legendary location.

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces through the Senses Private Tour

3. Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces through the Senses Private Tour

Skip the line and jump long queues at the entrance of the monument, so you can start exploring the incredible World Heritage Site straight away. Your exclusive tour has been designed as a sensory experience, to amaze your with the history and art of the city of the Alhambra. Your guides will use audiovisual resources and objects from the era, which help you to recreate and imagine the times of the Nasrid dynasties of the Alhambra. Your guide will show you some of the most special items from the daily life of the Nasrid time in the Alhambra palace, offering you to touch, smell or taste them, revealing the mystery and unique vibes of that era. In addition, you will be able to grasp the essential technical aspects of the construction of the monument through the audiovisual content.

Alhambra & Generalife Tour including Transport & Admission

4. Alhambra & Generalife Tour including Transport & Admission

A walk around the Alhambra Palace, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a must for every visitor to Granada. It is a work of art that has appeal for many reasons, including its monumental size and historic importance, its attractive and elaborate rooms, and its exquisitely detailed Islamic art. The Alhambra was built as a fortress in 889 and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Sultan Yusuf I. The Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and the court of the Nasrid dynasty. On your 3-hour tour of the Alhambra, you’ll have at your disposal an official tourist guide who has extensive knowledge of Granada’s heritage. Your guide will take you through all sections of the red fortress, and will answer any questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Admire the Alcazaba Fortress, which is the oldest part of the Alhambra complex. In the past it served as a military precinct. The Generalife, situated to the east of the Alhambra , was the sultan’s summer palace. It is surrounded by vast gardens and features elegantly aging moorish architecture.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Arabian Bath Full-Day Tour

5. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Arabian Bath Full-Day Tour

Become a sultan of old Andaluz on a sightseeing tour of Alhambra, combined with a visit to a luxurious Arabian spa in the evening. In the morning, explore the history of Granada on a private tour of Alhambra and Generalife. One of the most important structures of the Middle Ages, Alhambra is also one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Learn about the 9th-century palace and fortress, and marvel at its magnificent mix of Moorish and Spanish culture. A hallmark of Granada's Moorish traditions is its use of water, especially in the Arabic baths. Granada's Hammam Al Andalus is a great way to unwind in the evening after a cultural day at Alhambra and Generalife. At Hammam Al Andalus, be welcomed in by the aromatic scent of essential oils. Bathing in the pools of different temperatures is a sure way to be eased into a state of heavenly calm, and if any stress still lingers, treat yourself to an optional massage.

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Albaicin Tour

6. Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Albaicin Tour

In the morning, you'll visit the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain and one of the best examples of Islamic art in the world. Millions of visitors admire its palaces, gardens, and walls every year. Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site on a combination tour. The Nasrid dynasty complex, built on the Sabika Hill, is the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain and its walls still stand as witnesses to the golden age of Granada. In the afternoon, you'll visit the Albaicín, Granada’s ancient quarter, and certainly at one time the most beautiful. Walk along its narrow, cobbled streets, and admire the flowering balconies and stunning views of the Moorish fortress. Discover mansions built as residences for the Nasrid nobles during the 14th and 15th centuries. You’ll explore both the monumental Alhambra and the secret and charming Albaicín with your expert guide, stopping for a break for lunch in between. On this tour, enjoy a full day full of Spanish history and art.

Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

7. Granada: Alhambra Full Complex & Andalusi Monuments Tickets

Embark on an adventure and buy this ticket that includes a Alhambra visit. See the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba as well as monuments such as Bañuelo, Casa Morisca (Horno de Oro St.), Dar al-Horra Palace, Chapíz House and Zafra House. Marvel at the Alhambra and Albaicín that are now connected by Dobla de Oro. Enjoy a cultural and tourist itinerary that tries to inspire the narrow links between the oldest neighborhood of the city through the visit to six Muslim monuments.  Alhambra and Generalife are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage.

Granada: Alhambra Tour for Chinese Speakers

8. Granada: Alhambra Tour for Chinese Speakers

Dare to discover the Alhambra as you never imagined with the full site at your fingertips. Waste no time waiting in line with your skip-the-line entrance, and enjoy access to the entire UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once inside, explore the enclosure with an official, Chinese-speaking guide who will explain everything in Chinese. Find out about the history of the Alhambra and its palaces, and marvel at the beauty of its gardens, the Alcazaba, the Generalife, and the Nasrid Palaces.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket, City Landmarks Tickets & Transport

9. Granada: Alhambra Ticket, City Landmarks Tickets & Transport

On the first day of this combo package, begin the experience with a tour of The Alhambra with an audioguide - one of the most visited monuments in the world. Take your time to stroll through the Alhambra, Generalife Palace and gardens, Carlos V Palace, and the rest of the palace complex at your own pace. Travel back through the centuries as you learn about the history, architecture, and art of Granada. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the neighborhood of Sacromonte, 2 of the most characteristic neighborhoods in the world. Admire the beautiful views right in front of Alhambra. For this guided tour in Sacromonte and Albaycin the local partner will contact you to arrange a day and a time. This package also includes access to all of the most emblematic and important monuments in the city. Discover the Cathedral, Royal Chapel (Monastery of the Cartuja), Monastery of San Jerónimo, House of Zafra, Royal room, Abbey of the Sacromonte, and Casa de los Tiros Museum. In the Science Park, both adults and children can enjoy the first interactive science museum in Andalusia, which dedicates 70,000 m2 to intelligent entertainment and educational entertainment. To move around the city this ticket also includes 9 trips using the urban transport network, and 1 round-trip on the tourist train which provides perfect panoramas over the city.

Seville: Granada Day Trip with Alhambra Ticket

10. Seville: Granada Day Trip with Alhambra Ticket

Take a magnificent trip from your accommodation in Seville to the charming city of Granada. Become acquainted with its neighborhoods and discover the most beautiful monument of Andalusia, the Citadel of the Alhambra, with entrance to the monument included. Travel from your hotel and take a comfortable journey by air-conditioned car to the city of Granada with your guide. Visit the ancient and impressive Alhambra, gaze at its marvelous palaces and see the gardens. Explore the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada as you visit the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods, and stroll through their narrow streets. Get to know one of the most beautiful and best-preserved cities in Spain.

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What people are saying about Generalife Gardens

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 45,349 reviews

Enjoyable hunk of history. Buy a guide book and an open ticket online before you go. Food and drink prices not unreasonable. Beware of persistent hawkers on the approach.

Our guide, Borja, was so relaxed, knowledgeable, focused on key messages, made us feel well throughout the 3-hour tour. Big thanks & all the best!

Wonderful guided tour, didn't have to queue at all. Our guide was really good, had plenty of anecdotes on the history of the place and people.

Wonderful, comprehensive tour with an expert guide who was able to provide informative historical context.

Easy booking with the app. Much easier than trying to buy tickets on line thru official site.