"Palacio Carlos V" Alhambra - Carlos V Palace Tip by MM212

Alhambra - Carlos V Palace, Granada: 41 reviews and 88 photos

  Palacio Carlos V
by MM212
  • Palacio Carlos V - Granada
      Palacio Carlos V
    by MM212
  • Renaissance in Alhambra - Granada
      Renaissance in Alhambra
    by MM212

The Renaissance-style Palacio Carlos V was completed in the middle of the 16th century by Italian-influenced architects. Emperor Carlos V had been so enchanted by Granada that he decided to implant a residential palace in the heart of Alhambra. While the architectural style is somewhat of a contrast to the surrounding Moorish architecture, el Palacio itself is a wonderful example of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Most striking is the circular colonnade in the central courtyard. Unfortunately, part of the Nasrid Palacio de Comares was destroyed in order to make room for its construction. Today, Palacio Carlos V contains two museums, one exhibiting items from the Nasrid period, and the other showing religious art from the post-Reconquest period.

Address: Calle Real s/n
Directions: Tel. bookings: BBV bank : 902 224 460 from Spain or through web site
Phone: 902 441 221
Website: http://www.alhambra.org

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  • Updated Oct 6, 2006
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