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The Hydraulic System: Conquering Water at the Alhambra. Private guided tour


Activity Schedule

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  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Generalife, 18009 Granada - Main entrance pavilion. Esplanade. "Punto de encuentro/meeting point" signpost.

  • Ending Point

    The ending location will depend on the schedule of the visit, it could be at Generalife Pavilion or Carlos V Palace or Main Entrance Pavilion. 

Key Highlights

  • Learn about the complex hydraulic system which supplied water to the palace city of the Alhambra
  • An exclusive private tour of the gardens of the Generalife
  • See the most important constructions of the hydraulic infrastructure of the Alhambra
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Join a fascinating private tour and discover the ingenious water system in the medieval city.

Water plays a vital role in the history of the Alhambra. It can be found throughout the monument and its surroundings. When you do not see it, you can hear it.

But what can it tell us? Well, the water can tell us a lot more that it might seem. This is much more than a huge landscape of sound: it is a testimony to the surprising intellectual and technological advancement of the Nasrids.

Even the starting point is already exceptional because the water found there had to be raised 6 kilometers in altitude. How did they manage to overcome the challenge posed by gravity in the Middle Ages?

Explore the gardens of the Alhambra and its environs (a network of ditches and country manors known as “cármenes”), and learn how they built a hydraulic system that continues to have an impact 800 years later.


  • Entrance fee for the Gardens of Alhambra & Generalife.
  • Professional expert guide


  • Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces
  • Transportation to/from Alhambra

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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