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“Too Loud for the Emir, Too Wet for the Queen, Just Right for Us”
Review of Generalife

Generalife
Ranked #2 of 183 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 19, 2018

I love a splashing fountain. However, as the guide explained such splashiness would have been too disturbing for the Emir to muse and meditate. So in the 10th century, he would have seen too it that there was a more controlled, serene flow, just enough to keep the mosquitos from laying eggs, but not so much as to ruin the reflective or sounds effects. I loved the fact that for the Moors water meant power and was the center of everything. They had Roman-style baths near the mosque. When Queen Isabelle finally pushed the Moors out in 1492, she had the baths destroyed, because for her and her contemporaries baths sucked the spirit out, and was considered unhealthy. Moreover, the baths were where the Moors might have conspired against her. But don't hold your nose. She had gallons of perfume at her disposal.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

You must book your tickets in advance, it is a very unique place to visit and although the suggested time is 4 hours we spent 5 hours there and could have spent longer.

Thank Anne W
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We had done the Alhambra on a previous visit but wanted to see the gardens. They are not huge and it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Lovely gardens which can be appreciated even if gardening is not your thing.

Thank Archieandpluto
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Be sure to do a tour of the Alhambra as well as the Generalife. Sometimes access to only one site is included in entry prices. The gardens and the history of this place is a must-see.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Great gardens, great views to the Alhambra Palace. Best time to visit late April - late May. We were a little early, not that many flowers / tree blossoming in early April-

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