Paseo de los Cipreses
Gardens in Granada
The Paseo de los Cipreses or Walk of the Cypress is a path through gardens in the Generalife in the Alhambra Complex, in Granada, Spain.
Paseo de los Cipreses, which was origianlly built in 1862 for the visit of Queen Isabella II, is today the official entrance and exit to the Generalife Gardens. Along the way, we can appreciate the rose gardens and the rambling New Gardens, which were built in the 20th century when the Granada-Venegas family, a noble lineage of convert descendants of the Nasrid dynasty, gifted the property to the state in 1921 after three centuries of ownership.
At its starting point in the Upper Gardens with the Walk of the Oleanders which runs along the upper section of the dividing wall of the gardens, fully covered by an arch of oleanders leads into the Walk of the Cypresses.
Who created the Paseo de los Cipreses?
This walk was reconfigured by Torres Balbás, an architect and restorer, in the first third of the 20th Century to mark the layout of a medieval street.
Visiting Paseo de los Cipreses
For opening times of the Paseo de los Cipreses in the Generalife see Alhambra Opening Times.
The Paseo de los Cipreses is part of the Generalife of the Alhambra Complex and access it you need to purchase Alhambra Tickets or a Alhambra Guided Tour.