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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Palace of Carlos V by using our Granada online holiday planner.
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  • The Palace of Carlos V is a lovely building, but apparently was roofless for much of its life! Most of us would be familiar with the wonderful long colonnade of this beautiful palace. Charles V...  more »
  • After visiting Granada in 1526, Emperor Carlos V of Spain and Germany felt in love with the Andalusian city. His grandparents, the legendary Catholic Kings, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of...  more »
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  • This palace seems quite odd in the middle of the Alhambra site as it’s not in keeping with the rest of the buildings. But it’s still worth a visit. It’s free to enter and there is a museum with art on display and the central circular courtyard is impressive. I never did find out why they put ornate metal handles all around the outer wall of the building
  • Our travel to Spain 2019 was filled with adventure, great food & wine and history. The Palace of Charles V: Already owner of America, Emperor Charles V moved his court to the royal houses of the Alhambra, to spend the summer of 1526. The Emperor desired to make Granada one of his residences, so he planned to build a new palace with more comfort and more space, to turn this great courtly palace in the center of the Empire. That was indeed one of the finest Renaissance works that are outside Italy and the first major royal palace of the Spanish monarchs. Don't miss it!

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