||The Generalife was the
country estate of the king of Granada. Located only a
walk away from the main residence, it is located just
outside the northern fortifications of the Alhambra.
When the king felt the need to get away from the life
at court, he could retreat here to relax and reflect.
The gardens of the
Generalife separate the country house
from the Palace and Alcazaba. The garden
shown above is actually the patio in the
country house (Summer Palace). The photo
above was taken in October. For the same view in June click here.
Most of the photographs on
this page were taken in early November.
If you head up to
the hill to the right (towards the upper
gardens) you will find the "waterfall"
stairway. The "Escalera del Agua"
has water cascading down its handrails.
Looking towards the
northwest from the southeast end of the
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