Palace of Carlos V, Granada

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This stunning palace called Palace of Carlos V is a popular attraction in the area where you can admire architecture and culture of the 1500s. The exterior of the building is especially impressive, but you will find only the southern and western sides decorated. Don’t miss the inner patio that is uniquely circular and composed of two levels. While the interior is quite plain, be sure to check out the museum in the same building that features an art gallery. Before you head to Granada, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Granada trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Granada has to offer, including Palace of Carlos V.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We pass to visit the Palace Nazaries then just long enough to get to watch the destruction of a building ch has no connection with the surrounding environment.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Palace of Carlos V is located in the Alhambra area within the city walls and is a beautiful Renaissance building with a façade of rough blocks downstairs and finished on second floor as several buildings of the same era. What is surprising is the circular Interior patio which is a cutting edge solution. Remarkable architecture.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This Renaissance building located in the Alhambra has a huge courtyard circulate inside. It is a must-see when visiting the large complex. It is headquarters of the Museum of fine arts in Granada since 1958 and the Museum of the Alhambra since 1994.
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  • Although it is a very well maintained building, the type of architecture style seems a bit odd in the middle of the muslim ones, like it would not belong here. Concerts are hold in here because the great acoustic.
  • If you don't have ticket from internet You should be come on the morning 4.00AM You will get the ticket If you come after 5.30AM Maybe you cannot get the ticket
  • Really nothing special, this is a renaissance style palace built by Carlos V, meant for him and his wife, but he actually never even spent a night there. There is a museum inside, entrance is free, and it is interesting in a way. But palace is nothing special in terms of architecture or history it carries.
  • Frankly disappointed from this one. The exterior is fab, but once in you will find a palace that was not "completed" at the time because of no funds. Hence from an historic perspective this place passed through several ages and has no well defined character. At the time of my visit the second floor was hosting an exhibition and I fear this is the case thorough the whole year. Entrance is free though, or at least nobody asked us for the tickets, so you may go without bothering to cut down your holiday budget.
  • It's newer and less known part of Alhambra, but the atmosphere here is great, so you shouldn't miss it.

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Granada is built in a valley looking up to the majestic Alhambra, and most visitors choose to stay where the view can be admired. Plaza Nueva, just down the hill from the Alhambra entry gates, constitutes the touristic center of the city. Many of the famous free-tapas bars and lively restaurants line this famous plaza, as well as a number of small hotels and apartment rentals. Found directly behind the plaza are the city's two historical old Moorish quarters, Albayzín and El Sacramonte, which are characterized by their narrow winding streets and picturesque whitewashed buildings. Here you'll find a number of charming hotels with hillside views of the Alhambra and city center.
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