Generalife garden - Alhambra - Spain

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The Palacio de Generalife (Arabic: Jannat al-'Arif - Architect's Garden) was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid sultans of Granada.

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).


A view of the Alhambra from the Patio de la Acequia.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 Jardín de la Sultana (Sultana's Garden or Courtyard of the Cypress). The former is thought to best preserve the style of the medieval 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.[1]

Source: Wikipedia

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  1. www.forgottenheritage.co.uk 67 months ago | reply

    I went earlier this year and was amazed at it's beauty. It's hard not to take beautiful pictures of this place :)
    Alhambra and Granada City

  2. Happily N'ever After 65 months ago | reply

    Hey superb lighting here... fantastic!!

  3. mack75 64 months ago | reply

    Very nice photo. The word “Generalife” can be translated as garden of paradise, garden of feasts. In garden there are Fruits as well as flowers,plants are selected for their aromas and color.Garden has abundance of cool breeze due to open terraces.The Water-Garden Courtyard has a long pool framed by flowerbeds, fountains, and pavilions. In a year 2 million visitors are visiting garden. Alhambra is a popular tourist atrraction. surrounding the Alhambra can be viewed without a ticket. For more details refer www.theearthtraveler.com/the-gardens-of-feasts.html

  4. Domi Rolland  61 months ago | reply

    *** Belle et très Jolie ***

    ** Amitiés **

    Domi

  5. cions 61 months ago | reply

    fantastic place and gorgeous photo

  6. miraven@yahoo.com 57 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Minerva's Group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. J.J. Taylor 55 months ago | reply

    Amazing scene. Great color and framing.

  8. Kim Young Sun 51 months ago | reply

    my favorite place in the world, beautiful

  9. Inpixel Agency 51 months ago | reply

    this is a real face of islamic culture.

  10. rosinberg 50 months ago | reply

    Really gorgeous shot! That golden light is so beautiful in this scene.

  11. Jesús Rojas Palacios 49 months ago | reply

    me encanta esta foto ma da una sensación de claridad

  12. Jawad جـ الرومي ـــواد Roumi 47 months ago | reply

    Beautiful place!!!
    Excellent capture.

  13. PaolaFrancia 44 months ago | reply

    Stunning image, congrats!

  14. Francisco Aragão 37 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful !!!!

  15. harrisnasril 25 months ago | reply

    islamic civilisation was at the peak during the al hambra time. just look at the detail.

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