The leisure residence of Granada's monarchs
The Generalife served as a rest area of the kings of Granada and agricultural land. Dating back to the end of the 13th century, attention should be drawn to its ornamental gardens and orchards.
It consists of two buildings, linked to one another via the courtyard known as the Patio de la Acequia, the most emblematic amongst those found in this area of the Alhambra. It is at this point that we find the Acequia Real (Royal Irrigation Channel), charged with bringing water to all the gardens and the Alhambra complex as a whole.
Originally, it was located outside the grounds of the monument, representing the only point of access from the Paseo de los Tristes, via the Cuesta de los Chinos.
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