Generalife

The Palacio de Generalife was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid Emirs of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

History

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).

Design

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 Jardím de la Sultana. The former is thought to best preserve the style of the medieval Persian 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.

20th century

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.

The Generalife is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Granada, along with the Alhambra palace and gardens, and the Albayzín district.

  • Generalife 1. CONTEST 11-10
  • Сады Хенералифе.
  • Alhambra - Vista desde el Generalife
  • TORRE DE LAS INFANTAS DESDE EL GENERALIFE
  • Generalife
  • Generalife 2012
  • Granada. Jardines del Generalife. Fuentes del Patio de la Acequia. Al fondo la Sala Regia
  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Сады Хенералифе.
  • Granada , Generalife
  • Granada, Alhambra, Generalife, Patio de la Acequía
  • Granada Generalife
  • Alhambra, Generalife, El Patio de la Sultana
  • Jardines Generalife 4 vista Alahambra
  • Jardines Generalife
  • Generalife.
  • Patio de la acequia, Generalife, La Alhambra, Granada
  • la Alhambra desde el Generalife

Country:
Spain
Rating:
10
Latitude:
37,1764909
Longitude:
-3,5849977
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