Palace of Carlos V
The Palace of Charles V is a carefully designed statement of triumph and prestige. By building a royal residence in the heart of a conquered Muslim citadel, Charles honored his grandparents, the Catholic Monarchs, and celebrated the victory of Christianity over Islam.
The palace is in the Roman style, with a circular building set in a square. It was begun in 1526. Work on it was abandoned for 15 years during Granada's Moorish uprising, and abandoned again in 1637, leaving the palace unfinished and roofless. Finally, in 1923, a plan was designed to rescue and complete it.
Today the Palace houses two museums. The Museo de la Alhambra houses artifacts from the palace, including perfume burners used in the harems; the Museo Bellas Artes contains mostly religious paintings.
Tours & Tickets
Visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Malaga. Along with the Alhambra and its ... Read more
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
Get to know Spain in just seven days on this tour from Torremolinos to Madrid and Andalusia's most famous cities: Granada, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda! ... Read more
Duration: 7 days (approx.)
See the magnificent Alhambra at night with a private guide, and experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site at its most atmospheric. After pickup from your ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Explore one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with this City Sightseeing 48-hour ticket. See the main sights of Granada as you hop-on and hop-off at 11 ... Read more
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours