(b. 1490/95, Toledo, d. 1550, Granada)

Aerial view

Palace of Charles V, Granada

Constructed on a plateau that overlooks the city of Granada, the Alhambra was built chiefly between 1238 and 1358, in the reigns of Ibn al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, and his successors. After the expulsion of the Moors in 1492, much of the interior was effaced and the furniture was ruined or removed. Charles V, who ruled in Spain as Charles I (1516–56), rebuilt portions in the Renaissance style and destroyed part of the Alhambra in order to build an Italianate palace.

The photo shows the Palace of Charles V within the Alhambra.

View the ground plan of the Palace of Charles V within the Alhambra complex, Granada.

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