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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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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... read more

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

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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Toronto, Canada
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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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guisbough
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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London
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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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Moldova
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I described this part of the complex in my multifaceted review of the Whole Alhambra Complex. As you come in from the main gate, pass some formal cut hedges and then past some simple medieval baths. Free of charge they will take you no more than 10 minutes and if you are familiar with the Roman Bath system then you... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Vast and empty. This place is oddly sitting in the midst of the extensive, interesting, and beautiful, Alhambra. We watched loads of people walk in and walk out in 5-10 minutes. You could easily look at this from the outside and move on. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Vast empty space incongruously sitting in the middle of a rich and illustrious Alhambra, most people walkin and walkout in less than 5 mins. Whereas the Nasrid Palace fascinates almost everyone.

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