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Palace of Carlos V

Alhambra, Granada, Spain
+34 958 56 35 08
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
+34 958 56 35 08
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire Palace is built completely out of stone which is completely incredible! Sadly, we missed out on the Museum of Fine Arts because it closed at 14:00 that day.

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An imposing building outside and in. There was not much to see inside as everything was closed. I agree with a previous reviewer that this building does not really fit in with the rest of the Alhambra.

1  Thank Perry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Missed the chance to see the Alhambra palace at new year, so when we returned , we made sure we visited and what a place to see, the workmanship of the whole place is just awesome and is the jewel of andalusia

Thank Collo68
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The Palace of Charles V is a Renaissance building in Alhambra. The architect in charge of the construction was Pedro Machuca.

Thank Ahmet A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

1  Thank williame975
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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 of blockwork with a hotchpotch of styles which...More

1  Thank durnfordSpain
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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. The building itself is interesting and...More

Thank Louise090
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Palace of Carlos V is located adjacent to Palacios Nazaries in Alhambra. It's a renaissance style building with a unique and huge circular courtyard / patio with a fountain in the center. Charles V started construction of the palace in 1527 and wanted to...More

Thank flyfisher66
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Located within the Alhambra complex, the palace is a two-story rectangular building in the renaissance style. The interior of the building has a circular plaza surrounded by a wide portico. The ground floor has a stone arch ceiling while the upper floor has a wooden...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This palace was built by Charles V (I of Spain). Amazing example of Renaissance architecture: the exterior is a square, the interior a circle. Very good fine arts musem with a focus on Granada art.

Thank enric b
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