Allow time, do not rush through. Stop to enjoy the sounds of water, views of city, mountains and gardens.
I'd say it is amazing, if less people. I mean, we travelled in October 2013 and still it was crowdy, so I can imagine what hell is happening there when it is high season. So if you plan to visit Generalife, do it OFF season, otherwise your impression will not be that exciting.
Buy a combined ticket when visiting the Alhambra Palace so you can also visit the Gardens and Fountains of the General Life - amazing. Would definitely recommend taking a picnic to eat there.
The way they shape the bushes to make a beautiful maze is exquisite. Water is moved through the summer palace in a way that increases light and causes it to splash along stairways to cool the air in the buildings.
If you're already at the Alhambra, by all means, check this place out. We were there in November, so the flowers were not all in bloom, which is fine, but the gardens needed some love and maintenance to look their very best. The grounds are neat and it's a nice experience to sit near a fountain and imagine how the... More
Went to the Generalife before the Palace as it was an afternoon visit, I think this is the way to do the afternoon trip in October. Everything is so well organised up there, we didn't feel at all crowded, bus service wonderful and very cheap...don't miss it!
Apparently often missed by tourists who have spent hours site seeing around the Alhambra and then run out of steam. Plan to spend a day at the Alhambra and General Life, stop and soak up the experience, the atmosphere and the clever design of the beautiful gardens.
As with many of the best Spanish sights, gardens are interwoven with the day-to-day life of the building. In this case, the Generalife provide an excellent example of Moorish gardens. Very pretty with plenty of photos opportunities, it also ensures a cool place with fountains in what would be a hot place in summer. You can't go to Alhambra and... More
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