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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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  • The palace, while nice, suffers from it's close proximity to other more interesting attractions. The architecture, while imposing in its scale is rather plain and uninteresting  more »
  • The palace of Charles V inside the grounds of the city of la al-hambra is totally out of place it clashes with the gracefull arches and delicate decorations of the nazrid palaces it is a frumpy lump o...  more »
  • Try and avoid visiting on a Monday (it's part of the Alhambra complex) as then the two museums that it houses are closed. I'm sure if we had been there on a different day my rating would be higher. Th...  more »
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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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Where to stay in Granada

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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