Generalife: A view from the Alhambra

A view of the Generalife from the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

A view of the Generalife from the Alhambra

A view of the Generalife from the Alhambra
The images shows a view of the Generalife as seen from the Alhambra, which is on the other side of the ravine that separates them. It is a complex consisting of beautiful gardens, orchards, and a palace used by the Nasrid kings as a leisure residence, especially during summer.

Derived from the Arabic word Jannat al-‘Arīf, Generalife means an architect’s garden. Inspired by the Persian gardens of the medieval period, Muhammed II (1273 – 1302), the second king of the Nasrid dynasty, built the Generalife complex as his summer residence. Muhammed III (1302 – 1309), the second king, and Ismail I (1314- 1325), the fourth king, extended and improved the palaces and gardens..

The Generalife became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 along with the Alhambra and the Albaicín district of Granada.

Related Pages
Generalife – Heavenly Gardens of the Nasrids
Palacios Nazaríes – Nasrid Palaces – A Shining Example of Moorish Art and Architecture
Los Jardines del Partal – The Gardens of the Partal
Alcazaba – A Formidable Fortress of the Nasrids
Medina, the Bustling City
Alhambra – Christian-Era Monuments
Alhambra – Outer Monuments

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