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Palace of Carlos V

Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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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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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam

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Impressive architecture

The fact that this building was never finished does not detract from the incredible architecture and the ambition of Carlos V in commissioning it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This palace is a beautiful place to visit not only for the grandiosity of the architecture but there are also a museum and photos exposition inside

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York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fact that this building was never finished does not detract from the incredible architecture and the ambition of Carlos V in commissioning it.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is part of the AlHambra admission, although you can get it before or after your assigned time for the Palacio Nazarios.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

nice place to burn time while waiting for your Nasrid Palace time slot. good, well maintained pieces from the glory years of the Alhambra

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This section of the Alhambra houses the museum's, but in itself has little to offer. The circular courtyard is of note, but little else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I found this to be as interesting as the Nazrid Palace. Interesting architecturally and a fabulous art museum on the 2nd floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

You'd never know inside this unimpressive facade is a huge circular courtyard adorned with two levels of Roman columns. What a pleasant surprise! We almost passed it up. If you're already visiting the Alhambra, don't miss it. It's quite impressive inside and quite a contrast from the rest of Moorish Alhambra.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is a beautiful and amazing place. The architecture is simply beautiful and enthralling. The beautiful structure, the amazing carving. It is an experience to walk in the garden and thereafter to examine the great palace. A must visit if you are in Granada.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Very different from the other palaces in the complex, this is a throwback to Roman Antiquity, very cool to see the contrast. Also includes the Alhambra Museum and Museum of Fine Arts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

When visiting the Alhambra I would highly recommend a visit to the Palace, the ground floor houses the museum of the Alhambra which has some very good artifacts as well as information and then an area about the architecture of the Alhambra. The top floor has two great spaces one for Spanish art which was exceptionally well presented then an... More 

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