We arrived into Generalife absolutely panting after running all the way from the Alhambra! With our flights to catch in a few hours and palace entry closing in less than an hour, speed was of the essence!

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Thankfully, Generalife is so much smaller than the Alhambra and so after a short walk through the elaborate hedges, trees and fountains leading up the main attractions, we arrived at the The Court of la Acequia.

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This summer palace, albeit smaller, is no less impressive than the Alhambra and The Court of la Acequia is an absolutely stunning gem!

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From here, you can see right through to The Alhambra and the sheer display of Arabesque intricate architecture here is spectacular!

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We wandered here from garden to garden, this time at a much slower pace than we’d arrived (we arrived with more time to spare till closing than we’d initially anticipated).

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Moving around, it’s one beautiful structure after the other. You totally understand why this place is a UNESCO World Heritage site as you roam its open hallways.

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We slowly started to make our way back to entry, choosing a different path so as to see even more of Generalife.

Needless to say, by the time we left Generalife and the Alhambra and made our way slowly back to the airport, we felt totally accomplished and absolutely thrilled to be able to have seen this amazing part of Spain.

It’s a part of Spain that not many people would expect to see (it is Arabesque after all) and is a brilliant showcase of Spain’s diverse history! You definitely have to visit Granada when you’re in Spain.



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  • Taste of France

    The Alhambra was absolutely stunning. I went with my brother, and your photos brought back fond memories. The Generalife is beautiful indeed. The entire city of Granada is quite beautiful, but the Alhambra is a gem. We were the first to enter in the morning and the last to leave, and I still wanted to see more. Actually, I wanted to move in.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Exactly, we ended up staying for so long too… and still didn’t get to spend as long as we’d have liked!

      It really is a special place.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Aabida Khan

    Just arrived in Granada – best tips on getting tickets for Alhambra. Only just heard they get booked months in advance!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Have an amazing time! It really is, the tickets fill up so fast don’t they.

      Have a great time in the city!

      Lloyd & Yaya 😊