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Palace of Carlos V

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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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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beautiful interior

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We almost didn't go in It has a wonderful circular courtyard and you can walk round the floors and look down at the central courtyard It is a strange adjunct to Alhambra - a completely different architecture, a different era - but it is interesting and worth making time to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While we were visiting the Alhambra we went inside this palace that is part of the grounds. It is a beautiful building by itself, square on the outside but with a beautiful round open air courtyard in the center. The museum for the Alhambra is located in the building but the best thing is that the use this palace as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Being were it is clearly shows the switch in power in the 15th century. As Granada was the last city to fall into Catholic hands it was inevitable that another monument was built next to the Alhambra. It shows a unique architecture with a big contrast to the refined Alhambra. Go into this square building and discover it's round inside.

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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada>  > Realejo - San Matias

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