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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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$58.81 per adult
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Great time and so beautiful! Don’t forget to bring physical identification with!!!
It was a great time and our tour was great! The only thing is that it should be noted how important it is to take your physical passport/id with in order to enter the visiting areas.
Angela_R, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Granada

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An excellent cultural morning
Fernando_Ventura, 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.
star-5
Well worth the climb up the hill. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable with a good sense of humour.
Jason_M, Oct 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
The information from the guide was extremely informative and the views were breathtaking. Third visit and it never fails to surprise.
star-5
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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Great value for money for...
Martin_P, Oct 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Great value for money for a three hour tour. Clear commentary and good pace for hot weather and uphill walking.
star-5
Alhambra
Laura_L, Sep 2021
Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track
Absolutely amazing place. The gardens and palaces were breathtaking. Our guide was so good and knowledgeable!
star-4
Beautiful Alhambra
Rosemary_D, Sep 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide
Our tour guide Hannah was excellent. We learned so much and loved her sense of humor. However when I booked the tour through your chat line, I told them we wanted to see everything. I paid $129.74 for two people and was so disappointed when we were denied entrance to the Royal Palace. We always love your tours but this was sad. I guess I shouldn’t have booked so late - so partly my fault. Thank you!
star-5
A must see
Andrew_C, Oct 2021
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
Great tour guide, fantastic views, lovely gardens. Wow what a lot of history to take in! Bring sensible walking shoes.
star-5
Great tour of Alhambra
FFN, Aug 2021
Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track
Sandra did an amazing job guiding us through the entire Alhambra complex. Sandra even waited for us as we were delayed getting there for a few minutes. Highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting Granada. We even took her suggestions to visit the Parador for a drink. That was fun!!
star-5
Great guide and history lesson
Joakim_O, Oct 2021
Alhambra and Generalife Small Group Guided Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
The trip was fantastic. 3,5 hours and a great guide. He could answer all our questions and was also a great anthusiast of Alhambra and history. We are very happy
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100% excelente
Carmen_A, Aug 2021
Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada
Our guide was excelent!!!! So much information and he was patient with our party because my mom was a little bit slow walking. Really nice tour and you visit beautiful places. I recomend 100%

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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