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Dehesa del Generalife

Dehesa del Generalife: Our most recommended tours and activities

Granada: Hiking Tour Through Alhambra’s Natural Highlights

1. Granada: Hiking Tour Through Alhambra’s Natural Highlights

In this private, exclusive tour, you will see the water supply system of the Alhambra in greater detail. This visit will take you on a walk through the Generalife’s environmental area, over the imposing space of the Albercones and the Santa Elena Fortress. You can also enjoy impressive views from the Sacromonte and Valparaiso neighborhoods up to the Fuente del Avellano. One part of the tour runs along the banks of the Acequia del Tercio, which has provided the Alhambra and its inhabitants with water for centuries. You will gain an understanding of how a hydraulic system was built in the thirteenth century to bring water to the Cerro del Sol, and we will talk about all the plant life that the water supply made possible on this hill, including age-old orchards, the new gardens of the Generalife and all of the traditional olive groves in the Dehesa del Generalife: a tradition that began in Muslim times and continues to this day. This hiking tour also runs through the Castle of Santa Elena. This fortification built above the Acequia Real was used to watch over the water supply. You will finish the visit in an idyllic place: the Fuente del Avellano. Our guides are professionals with a passion for the history of Granada and the Alhambra. They will accompany you on this walking tour through the most beautiful natural corners of Granada.

Sabika Hill: cultural hike around the Alhambra

2. Sabika Hill: cultural hike around the Alhambra

Walking around the Alhambra’s citadel immerses you in a green landscape filled with stupendous views, beautiful paths, and of course, fascinating history. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex that was home to Nasrid sultans and Christian kings like Charles V. Learn about what the earliest Sabika of the sultans was like. Why did Charles V fall in love with Granada? Our expert guides will provide you with the answers to these questions, which lie hidden within the hill. During this experience, the expert guides will take you from one site to another on Sabika Hill, stopping at the important monumental areas. They will delve into aspects of the “Alhambra Medina,” and you will learn about the plant life on the hill bordering the edges of the wall, along with the water, land, city gates, and defensive system. You will also learn about the importance of the heritage site “Christian Alhambra."

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