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Palace of Carlos V

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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Phone Number: +34 958 56 35 08
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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 wonderful part of the Alhambra complex, the Palace of Carlos V represents the glorious past of Spain's royal and cultural heritage!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't find the palace that interesting but there is an art gallery and a museum there (free entry) that took our attention much more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for getting out of Granada's November rain with the added extra of an exhibition of the plans of the last refurbishment of the site.

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Leonia, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a semicircle of old columns with some kind of roof being added in very recent years. A nice staircase. I don't remember anything else.

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Algiers, Algeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one of the palaces of the Alhambra Palace. It was built by Carlos V who couldn't achieve it (no roof) because of a lack of resources. Now you can visit it freely and it holds in the ground floor a museum (not free).

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Roeland Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We share Washington Irving's belief that this palace detracts from the beauty of Alhambra, not to mention its destruction of whatever preceded it. It is hyped as a landmark of Renaissance architecture, but the real value for tourists are the two museums - the archeological museum on the first floor and the fine art on the second. They are both... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful part of the Alhambra complex, the Palace of Carlos V represents the glorious past of Spain's royal and cultural heritage!

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THESSALONIKI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very beautiful from outsidde, not much to see inside....though inside it is very beautiful the round shape of the building!.Beautiful gardens around it and toilets and caffee closeby.You can visit it before entering the Nasrid Palace....No ticket needed..

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Palace of Carlos V is a very beautiful building with its round shape. One enter the building and one can see the empty space in the middle of the building and the corridor on the second floor. The building has two museums, the one on the ground floor being the Alhambra Museum, while the one on the second floor... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

An interesting Renaissance style palace constructed for Carlos V. It is next to the Alhambra. The palace appears at odds as it is adjacent to the Moorish palaces. The palace is square however on entry, an impressive circular courtyard comes into sight. Nice area to stroll while awaiting for scheduled entry to the Nasrid Palaces.

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Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Interesting building which was never used by King Carlos after it was finished. Big square building with a most interesting center section. A speaker can stand in the middle of a very large round area and without amplification people around the circle's edge can clearly hear what is boing said. It is located in the middle of the Alhambra and... More 

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