The Alhambra is not only Spain’s greatest architectural treasure, but one of the world’s wonders. Walking past its austere exterior, a wonderland of musical fountains, cunningly devised gardens and finely carved palaces will be revealed to you. The Generalife gardens make a delightfully relaxing end to an Alhambra visit. Built as a summer palace for the Muslim emirs, the Generalife provided a place of retreat from the world. Its charming gardens are undoubtedly the highlight of the palace.