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Palace of Carlos V

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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 34958563508
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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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A surprise within!

Neo classical, a bit dull on the outside: a sweeping circular and balconied courtyard within; a lovely building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Neo classical, a bit dull on the outside: a sweeping circular and balconied courtyard within; a lovely building.

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Moorpark, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior is lovely and the rotunda is impressive, but the interior leaves a lot to be desired. There's no beautiful furniture, textiles, or art - it's completely bare. There is a worthwhile small museum in one section and also a special exhibit we enjoyed. This is considered to be one of the most important works of the Spanish Renaissance.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

almost empty, but it deserves to be visited in Alhambra. the Reconquista one of the most important facts of the European Continent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite frankly, I would recommend one place over another in the Alhambra as it is fantastic as a whole and no one portion stood out more to me than another. Having said that, seeing this palace with a private guide, as the four of us did, enhanced our understanding of the Alhambra in it's entirety. I could have stayed at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spanish on taking the Alhambra built a palace with a rotunda style design and it is quite impressive. It is not the immediate muse see sight, but does offer a museum and different architectural style to the rest of the complex.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Looks very impressive from the outside but nothing much inside, other parts of the Alhambra much better

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Not much to see here. Seems a bit out of place. Have a quick look inside then continue on to other parts of the Alhambra.

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Orlova, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

There's really not much to see here except from the museums but those have own sections. Palace does not really fit into concept of "moslim Alhambra" and compared to all other palaces it's boring. Anyway attending some classic music concert must be magical under the open sky (especially during the night).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This imposing building was designed to impress, built of stones too large for any man to carry. It is a very dominant building, adjacent to the Church of Santa Maria, which in contrast is built of humble brick and stone. The Palace of Charles V is a wonderful square palace with a circular courtyard within, and a double colonnade of... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I was misled to believe there was much to see. There is not. It takes 30 seconds to look around and take a picture.

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