The Palacio de Generalife (Spanish pronunciation: [xe.ne.ɾa.ˈli.fe]; Arabic: جَنَّة الْعَرِيف, romanized: Jannat al-‘Arīf) was a summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus. It is located directly east of and uphill from the Alhambra palace complex in Granada, Spain.
The most commonly cited etymology for the name "Generalife" is that it derives from jannat al-‘arīf (Arabic: جَنَّة الْعَرِيف) which may variously mean "Garden of the Architect", "Garden of the Artist", "Garden of the Gnostic", or even "Garden of the Flautist". According to Robert Irwin, however, this traditional etymology is unlikely and the true origin of the name is not clearly known. An earlier version of the name recorded in the 16th century by Marmol was Ginalarife, which J.D. Latham suggests is evidence that the first word was originally jinan (Arabic: جِنَاْن; a plural version derived from the same root), not jannat.
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Jimmy Hooker | Dec 18, 2017
If you want a beautiful and different view of the Alhambra without any crowds, this is the place to go. There’s not a huge amount to see at the site itself, it’s essentially old ruins, but the view and break from crowds is great. You can even keep walking up trails past here to go into the olive orchards above Generalife, which are stunning.
Mark | Sep 28, 2017
Nice overview of Granada and Alhambra. Too bad the gates were closed when I was there. Although, I recommend to climb the hill (there are pathways) and have a look from up there! Totally worth it
Daniel Nahabedian | May 22, 2016
One of the best spots for watching the sun set over the city, overlooking the Alhambra. Great for photography too. The Silla del Moro building itself is quite unimpressive (ugly?) but it's absolutely worth it for the views.
Antonio Iaffaldano | Sep 9, 2017
Only saturdays and sunday morning
Eugene Vyborov | Jun 3, 2017
Amazing view. Granada in full view.
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