Alhambra - Carlos V Palace, Granada

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    Renaissance contrast to the Moorish splendor

    by jackfruit Updated Mar 7, 2004

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    Charles V (Carlos V in Spain) built this circle-in-a-square palace within the Alahambra grounds to show the Moors who the new ruler was. Although it is the best example of renaissance architecture in modern day Spain, it looks out of place in the otherwise heavily moorish Alahambra landscape.

    It's worth a quick visit to see the circular interior of the palace where the king sometimes held bullfights.

    Carlos V palace in the Alahambra grounds

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    Palacio de Carlos V

    by Carmela71 Updated Feb 27, 2004

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    Carlos V palace at La Alhambra was constructed by Pedro Machuca in Renacentist Style.

    It is done in a square plan, inside of it, there is a round patio and It is unfinished

    If you have seen the Palaces, lets go to the citadel or Alcazaba if not lets go to the Palace, have you got your tickets ready to show?

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    Alhambra: Palacio de Carlos V

    by ayesh Written Oct 9, 2003

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    The only part I haven´t told you anything about yet is the palace area. It can be devided in two: La Casa Real and La Casa Real Nueva. The latter is also called the Palacio de Carlos V, because it was constructed by him in 1527 in an endeavor to emulate the Palace of the defeated Moslems and to make himself a habitable ´house´.
    The Casa Real was for me the highlight of the Alhambra with its fantastically decorated rooms (what an amazing stone work!!), such as: the Court of the Lions, Court of the Myrtles, Sala de los Mozárabes, Sala de Abencerrajes, Sala de las Dos Hermanas and Sala de los Ajimeces.
    The palace is lavishly decorated with stone and wood carvings and tile patterns on most of the ceilings, walls, and floors. Very nice!

    lock cover of box in museum

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    Alhambra: Carlos V Palace

    by Beach_dog Updated Feb 19, 2003

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    Part of the Alhambra you can visit freely without tickets. An interesting building but not on par with the other palaces.

    It was built from 1533, necessitating some destruction to the Nasrid palaces and cemeteries. Its formal Renaissance style contrasts some much from the other Palaces at the site.

    Carlos V Palace

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    King Carlos Palace - le Blob

    by Roadquill Written Aug 10, 2008

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    So this big square building is sitting in the midst of all the Moorish architecture. Square on the outside, circular in the middle. The museum is of some interest.

    King Carlos Palace
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    Interior images-Carlos Palace

    by barbskie Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    This circular courtyard inside was once used as bullring .This palace is one of the emperor's projects for the city of Granada.

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    Palace Carlos V

    by bonio Written Jan 20, 2006

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    A much later addition to the Alhambra complex. Once bullfights were held here. Now home to the interesting museum, and a good sun trap on a nice day!

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    Alhambra- Palace of Charles V

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 6, 2005

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    This Palace was begun in 1533 by Charles V but then abandoned when the King decided upon Madrid as his capital.

    Palace of Charles V
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    Granada03

    by patrikske Updated Aug 2, 2003

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    The famous ALHAMBRA. This fortress and part palace gets its name from the hill on which it stands, the 'Al-Hambra' or the 'Red One'.

    Alhambra.

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    ALHAMBRA, PALACIO DE CARLOS V

    by Maggies Updated Nov 23, 2002

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    After the Castillian conquest, Alhambra was modified and the Carlos V Palace was built in the middle of 16th century. This Renessaince Palace houses a museum.

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    Walking around the Alhambra

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    There are quite a bit of cool things to see in the Alhambra, and this is the palace. I think this is where all the rulers stayed, but am not quite sure. It's still a nice looking building though

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