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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.
Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Realejo - San Matias
+34 958 56 35 08
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Entrance to this palace is free if you are inside the Alhambra complex, and we were happy that we stopped in. This palace is a large circular building surrounding a central courtyard open to the sky. The columns and two-story overlook on the courtyard were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting structure. Although there is an art gallery inside, it wasn't open at the time of our visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have many expectations of this palace museum next to the Alhambra. Good thing. The internal museum is somewhat worthy of a visit as it nicely displays many artifacts from the area but camera pictures are not allowed. The display on the depiction of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WineEng
Reviewed 11 October 2019

This structure was ordered built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in the early 1500’s. He wished to establish his residence close to the Alhambra palaces. Although the Catholic Monarchs had already altered some rooms of the Alhambra after the conquest of the city in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

A very ugly imposing structure built in an attempt to overshadow the magnificent Alhambra. There’s so much to see in Alhambra and would be a waste to go in. Skip it and try to see all the chambers you can see

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Rather minor attraction within Alhambra complex, most of it is accessible free of charge except special exhibitions, worth visiting in between major sites. Has free toilets inside, which is a plus. Not a great miss though, could be skipped if one is short of time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

Whilst nowhere near as stunning as the Nasrid Palace, this place is well worth visiting. The circular structure within - cross between an amphitheatre and a bull ring is beautiful and so very well preserved. No entrance fee either.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Visited the Palacio de Carlos V and the Museum of Fine Arts as part of my second day visiting La Alhambra. Not as spectacular as the Nasrid Palace or Generalife but interesting and different so worth a visit. The paintings in the Museum of Fine...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

I think this palace is beautiful... the most important is the meaning ..... was buildEd as a gift from Charles to his wife.... as present and symbol of love. The architecture outside is beautiful inside is unique is circular. Looks like a plaza de toros...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2019

A truly monumental palace, with an interesting circular courtyard. The palace itself cannot be visited, but there is a Museum of Fine Arts and several other exhibitions in it.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Kelly K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, anytime the Palace is open, you can get in for free. It's in the area of the Alhambra complex which is available to see for nothing, with or without your paid tour. I went there two or three times to take in the view... More