Vegetable gardens

Next to the palatial city of the Alhambra is the garden of the Generalife. Despite today being part of the same visit and perceived as an integrated complex, thanks to the modern Water Bridge that connects them, originally they were two completely different worlds.
Next to the palatial city of the Alhambra is the garden of the Generalife. Despite today being part of the same visit and perceived as an integrated complex, thanks to the modern Water Bridge that connects them, originally they were two completely different
worlds. Firstly, there was the city of the Alhambra, a military, political and public space, with its Alcazaba, Palaces and Medina; and secondly, the garden of the Generalife, a space for the leisure and enjoyment of the Sultan, a private space with palatial rooms,
gardens, cool orchards in summer and productive vegetable gardens for the production of abundant fruits and vegetables – a paradise on earth.


The vegetable gardens offset the steep slope of the ravine on which they lie with terraces or patios separated by steep slopes. The canals adapt to the slight slope of each terrace and pass from one to another, saving the height difference for their ends.
The agricultural landscape of the vegetable gardens reflects its historical, cultural and scenic values, present since its creation and preserved over time.