We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palace of Carlos V

Alhambra, Granada, Spain
+34 958 56 35 08
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Alhambra Walking Tour and Private Sightseeing Flight
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This beautiful Renaissance palace was built in the 1530s and is located in the Alhambra complex adjacent to the better-known Nasrid palaces.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
+34 958 56 35 08
Write a Review
Reviews (786)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Palace of Carlos V is part of the Alhambra complex and can actually be accessed without a ticket. If you get inside the Alhambra not via the main but via the southern access road that is free to the public, you can get inside this...More

Thank tushar_pai
Reviewed 1 week ago

i spent exactly 10 minutes inside if not less, it's like a big empty palace square even i didn't find something to take a picture of, i saw some people holding audio guides but i couldn't spot any history of the place, make it a...More

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emperor Carl the 5th let construct this huge building. Beautiful central place in a circle with columns. A pity it was never used in reality.

Thank geert c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor ordered to build a palace for him next to the Alhambra, but finally never lived here, and the building was roofless, unfinished till the 20-est century. Fascinating architecture, it's a pity, that Charles V didn't move in. The circular patio...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had blown our opportunity to visit the Palace Nazarios because of a terrible map so this was next door and had a museum exhibit as well. There is a big circular courtyard inside. Apart from that I didn't see anything outstanding compared to what...More

Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the palace as part of the tour, then went back on our own to visit the museum, which was very interesting.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really interesting museum. Worth visiting. Part of Alhambra. Lots to see. We spent about 5 hrs walking around.

Thank 898Susan898
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful architecture, grand building made of stone. The arched stone ceiling is amazing! The museum is housed in this building.

Thank loveholidays1010
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is so impressive - to think that such structures could be built all those years ago without the aid of modern machines - tremendous! This reall is worth a visit, only a few minutes but well worth it.

1  Thank HappyTravellers222
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visited the Alhambra on the Friday and had to come back on the Sunday to visit the museum as we had previously run out of time and didn't want to rush the museum. The museum is in 2 sections we almost missed the upstairs as...More

Thank djb472
Nearby Restaurants
Negro Carbon
350 reviews
.33 km away
Duran Barista
96 reviews
.30 km away
La Fontana
515 reviews
.34 km away
Restaurante Ruta del Azafran
1,036 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Puerta de la Justicia
83 reviews
.10 km away
The Alhambra
30,446 reviews
.20 km away
Palacios Nazaries
973 reviews
.07 km away
Carrera del Darro
2,151 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Palace of Carlos V staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines