Generalife

The Palacio de Generalife (Arabic: Jannat al-Arif‎ - Architects Garden) was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid sultans of Granada.

The palace and gardens were built during the reign of Muhammad III (1302-1309) and redecorated shortly after by Abu I-Walid Isma'il (1313-1324).

The complex consists of the Patio de la Acequia (Court of the Water Channel or Water-Garden Courtyard), which has a long pool framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades and pavilions, and the Jardín de la Sultana (Sultana's Garden or Courtyard of the Cypress). The former is thought to best preserve the style of the medieval garden in Al-Andalus. Originally the palace was linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine that now divides them. The Generalife is one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens.

The present-day gardens were started in 1931 and completed by Francisco Prieto Moreno in 1951. The walkways are paved in traditional Granadian style with a mosaic of pebbles: white ones from the River Darro and black ones from the River Genil.

References

There is an imitation of part of the Generalife at Roundhay Park in Leeds, UK.

See also

  • Palacio de Galiana

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yesim avci
14 July 2015
If you are in Grand you should see the lovely gardens and it's historical beauties.
Gábor M.
22 May 2018
Huge garden, great variety of flowers. Breathtaking. Smell the orange trees during blossoming in May/June.
Alice Delmiglio
7 August 2019
In your tour to the Alhambra, leave the Generalife for the end. It's pure relax.
Jas
19 April 2016
C'est le palais d'été des princes Nasrides. Promenez vous dans les jardins fleuris près des bassins d'eau. Des fenêtres du palais blanc, on a une belle vue sur l'Alhambra et l'Albaicin.
Marc Gelpi Mateu
10 April 2016
Sitio precioso, muy bueno visitar junto a las otras visitas. Alejaros de la visita nocturna, no enseña todos los jardines.
David Bosch Perez
9 January 2013
Muy bonito el recorrido del agua. Allá donde vas utilizan el agua cono elemento decorativo, o práctico(riego, perfumar con pétalos, lavarse, rezar...).Bonitos jardines y vistas desde lo más alto
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