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Palace of Carlos V

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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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Description: This beautiful Renaissance palace was built in the 1530s and is located in...
This beautiful Renaissance palace was built in the 1530s and is located in the Alhambra complex adjacent to the better-known Nasrid palaces.
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Square and circle

It is a part of La Alhambra and you must visit the inside of the building. It shocks to see this type of catholic building in an arabian castle. It is perfect, because the outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A Gorgeous Palacio Of The Reyes Catolicos Built Further To The Outing Of The Moors. Who Left Many Stunning Architectural Features Throughout Al Andaluz...Andalusia!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Whilst a nice impressive building if you are strapped for time this should be the last of the palaces to visit because the others are just so spectacular it makes this one look rather mundane. There is also an art gallery inside if you feel up to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is a part of La Alhambra and you must visit the inside of the building. It shocks to see this type of catholic building in an arabian castle. It is perfect, because the outside is square but the inside is a circle. It is amazing.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This palace and building is a little ugly from the outside, and you could easily think that it would not be worth a visit inside. However, go in and see the circular interior, it is beautiful and well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It would be easy to miss this incredible building in a rush to see the ticketed portions of the Alhambra, but do yourself a favor and step inside. The beautiful, circular courtyard looks like something from Game of Thrones! Try standing in the middle of the circle and singing. Where does the sound go? There are also two galleries housed... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was just ok. I wasn't blown away but that is because it is in an area where there's so much beauty already. It's free so go check it out w

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This palace is another example of Carlos V sticking something quite ugly into a site of more attractive stuff. Having said that, you should still visit while you're at the Alhambra to get a feel for the different periods. A good exhibition in the basement.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Sticks out like a sore thumb. Not ugly in itself, although it was never going to be very pretty, but right in the middle of the Alhambra... no, just no.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you only have time to be in the Alambra this is the one place you should not miss full of wonderful art and in good condition. I will always remember this as a highlight of my trip to Spain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

WE visited the Alhambra palace and gardens as part of our RIVIERA tour with our tour guide who was brilliant we did not miss anything. all so beautifully kept, hard to imajine that Kathryn travelled from here to England to be Queen once again wonderfull

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