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"That's it - heading out of Generalife" Alhambra - Generalife Gardens Tip by Bwana_Brown

Alhambra - Generalife Gardens, Granada: 79 reviews and 176 photos

  A very small part of the Upper Gardens
by Bwana_Brown
  • A very small part of the Upper Gardens - Granada
      A very small part of the Upper Gardens
    by Bwana_Brown
  • Hedges below as we descend from Upper Gardens - Granada
      Hedges below as we descend from Upper Gardens
    by Bwana_Brown

It was appropriate that we should leave the royal summer retreat of the Generalife through its Upper Gardens as we returned to where we had started our Alhambra tour a few hours earlier. Because this area was where guests would leave their horses before continuing downhill toward the accommodation pavilions, it was enhanced with the usual pleasing shrubbery to soothe one's nerves after a long ride. The Moors were experts in achieving a harmony of sights, sounds and smells through their use of plants and artificial waterways.

However, that was then and this is today - hundreds of years later. The few scenes here are due to much more recent efforts in the Upper Gardens as ownership of this property passed down through both the Christian conquerors and private owners (the last being in 1921) before coming under Spanish government control. These views of formal hedges were actually quite impressive (despite my attempts to photograph them) and made a fitting end to our trip as far as I was concerned!

Address: Calle Real s/n
Directions: advanced booking is advised to prevent crowdings
Phone: + 34 958 227 525

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2009
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