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Palace of Carlos V

Neighbourhood: Realejo - San Matias
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Address: Alhambra, Granada, Spain
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+34 958 56 35 08

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 has free entry but can be seen very quickly even if you go up to the 2nd floor. Worth a visit though.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has free entry but can be seen very quickly even if you go up to the 2nd floor. Worth a visit though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Palace of Charles V is notable for its square exterior and round interior. It was never completed, and today it houses the Alhambra Museum (entry was free when we visited).

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the free palace at the Alhambra and the building is nice inside and out. Nothing extraordinary but the circular centre is nice. We did not visit any of the art galleries but the archological museum (free) is very good. Don't miss it while you are there

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Alhambra is made up of many parts, some are free and some are paid. You can enter the Alhambra site and walk around a bit for free by entering through the side gate (on the path leading up from the city). This Palace is part of the free section and it's easy to see why. It contains the museum... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free entry but that is for a very clear reason. There is nothing to see exept for the building itself. A quick peek on the main entrance and a quick glimpse of the round square in the middle and you’re done. 10 min.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

the Carlos V Palace was included in our Alhambra Private Tour with granadapicnictours. Wecwerectaken inside the rotunda and it was explained to us that originally itvwascto have a roof. The palace was never lived in byba Monarch and now has 2 museums, and special exhibits.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

The inner courtyard is a beautiful example of the Mudejar architecture that includes elements of Islamic design. This is a popular site, so it is crowded during the day. But it's possible to visit at night a couple of days during the week, and definitely worth doing.

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London, ON
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

The two museums are both interesting, although I would not call them outstanding. You can't take pictures inside the museums, but you may take pictures in the central circular courtyard. Check out the acoustics in this courtyard.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This palace you will pass when you have done the “Generalive” and you are on your way to the Nasrid Palaces. This is a square building and has a round open space on the inside and this divided on two levels. You can also visit on the second level an exposition of “Fine Arts” but if you want to see... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

At the Alhambra, it is one of the buildings that is worth visiting and that doesn't take a long time.

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