One popular attraction amongst Muslim tourists to Granada is the Generalife; the summer palace of the Sultans of Granada, built between the 12th and 14th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site bears exceptional testimony to 16th century Muslim Spain. Literally translating to 'Garden of the architect’, the Generalife is said to be one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens. Located adjacent to the Alhambra, on the hill Cerro del Sol, the Generalife consists of a palace and beautiful gardens, as well as a few other structures constructed by its later owners. The Patio de la Acequia, or the Courtyard of the Water Channel is one of the Generalife’s most popular features.
November to February: Monday-Sunday: 08:30-18:00 h. March to October: Monday-Sunday: 08:30 - 20:00 h.
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The variety of plants, the palace, and the patio
While there are no known prayer facilities at the Generalife, Muslim visitors may be able to locate a quiet place in the gardens to offer their prayers. They will also be able to find a number of mosques in the city of Granada, like the Mosque of Granada, which is in fact located about a 30 minute walking distance from the Generalife.
The city of Granada is home to a plethora of Halal restaurants. While Muslim visitors won’t find any eateries at the Generalife, the district of Albayzín is known to be predominantly Muslim. Muslim tourists will therefore be able to locate Halal restaurants here. While at the Generalife; visitors can asked to be directed to one such restaurant, nearby.