Private tour

Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Hydraulic System Tour

Activity provider: Cicerone Granada

Granada: Alhambra and Generalife Hydraulic System Tour

Activity provider: Cicerone Granada

From US$ 226.77 per group up to 1

Walk through the gardens of the Generalife and the most important constructions on the Alhambra’s hydraulic infrastructure with a guide on a 3-hour tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Uncover the history of the Alhambra through its important hydraulic system
  • Benefit from the passion and personal attention of your guide to learn about agriculture and gardens
  • Deepen your interest in historical places, religion, architecture and science
  • Discover unique panoramic views of Granada
Full description
Walk through Alhambra, the Water Tower, the Alcazaba, and the Generalife of Granada. Find out how the complex hydraulic system which supplies the palace city of Alhambra was devised. Learn the importance of water for Granada, founded by the Iberians 2700 years ago. Understand the history of agriculture in the area. The fountains and gardens that you see today were made possible by the existence of the Acequia Real (royal irrigation canal) and its slopes, which allowed water to flow using the principle of communicating vessels. Also get the chance to learn about the importance of olive trees in Al-Andalus and the medicinal uses of Nasrid crops. Then, tour the Sultana’s cypress courtyard and the Palace of Generalife. Appreciate the aesthetic and symbolic uses of water in Islamic palace architecture. Enjoy the amazing views from the Alcazaba. The tour stretches from the entrance of the Alhambra by the lower gardens, the Water Tower and the Alcazaba, finishing in the small square of Cisterns. Be accompanied on your walk by guides who are passionate experts on the history of the Alhambra. Stroll through the many corners of the Generalife, its gardens, and the most emblematic palaces that make up the ensemble.
  • Entrance fee to the Gardens of Alhambra & Generalife
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee of the Nasrid palaces
  • Pickup
  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from Alhambra
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Main entrance pavilion. Esplanade. "Punto de encuentro/meeting point" signpost

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • ● This tour involves walking. Wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended
  • ● The visit can be adapted for people with impaired mobility, upon request
  • ● Tickets cannot be transferred from one person to another
  • ● We use secure transmission, your personal information is protected.
  • ● Immediate booking confirmation.

Product ID: 401510