Carlos V Palace -columns

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Carlos V Palace -columns

You can visit the Carlos V palace without having a ticket to the Alhambra, just enter though the justice gate. This Renaissance palace was built in the 1530s and is located in the Alhambra complex next to the Nasrid palaces. Charles V used the Alhambra Palace as a summer residence and decided he needed to build himself a more suitable palace. It was financed using from taxes from the Moriscos, they revolted in 1558 and the construction was delayed. Charles V never lived to see his palace finished as he died in 1558. It was not totally finished until 1957. The circular patio is unique and is the most important Renaissance style building in Spain. Today the palace has two museums spread out over many rooms, the Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of the Alhambra. There is a small charge of €2 for the Fine Arts Museum and the Alhambra Museum is free.

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