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Alhambra Palacio Carlos V
Palace of Charles V, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Palacio Carlos V
The Palacio Carlos V was of course constructed by the King of Spain, Carlos V; with work commencing in 1533. Built in a Renaissance style the palace is both a magnificent & an imposing structure, with a very grand facade.
The palace is likely to have been intended as a statement of Spanish power in the world. Expelling the Moors from the peninsular had brought respect & acclaim from other European nations, & Spain traded on this long after the event. The 800 year long struggle against the Moors had also resulted in an advance in arms & military techniques, pushing Spain towards the top of the international food chain. Coupled with the establishment of colonies in the Americas this had brought great riches; & what better to spend than on a magnificent palace celebrating Spain's mastery of the foreign invader.
Today the palace is as impressive as ever. It is a large structure, rectangular on the outside & with a large round courtyard dominating its centre. Musical events are occasionally held here. Two small museums, the Alhambra Museum on the lower level & the Fine Arts Museum on the upper are open to the public at set times.
See the below links for information on the Alhambra citadel, & its other sections:-
Staying at the Alhambra
Due to sheer size alone the Alhambra is able to offer a range of accommodation within & around its walls. Those interested in finding out about/booking a hotel online may do so using the below links.
The Alhambra Palace hotel is located within the walls of the ancient Alhambra citadel, & just 5 minutes walk from the palace itself
The Alixares del Generalife hotel is located within the walls of the ancient Alhambra, & just 250 metres walk from the palace itself
P.N. Granada Hotel SUPER FIRST
The P.N. Granada hotel is located within the walls of the Alhambra citadel, & just a few minutes walk from the palace itself
The Washington Irving hotel is just outside the walls of the Alhambra; it sits atop the hill that approaches the main entrance
The Guadalupe hotel is located on the doorstep of the world famous Alhambra citadel in the charming city of Granada
Granada Tourist Office
Telephone +34 958 225217
Fax +34 958 223174
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