The building also houses temporary exhibitions, as well as some of the concerts of the Granada Music and Dance Festival in the courtyard.
In a Renaissance style, the palace represents the introduction of Italian classicism in Spanish civil architecture. Designed by Pedro Machuca, the concept of the project is extremely original, above all due to the addition of the round porticoed courtyard in the external square block and the harmonious distribution of the strengths. The facades are imposing and the main one, on the west face, is the most adorned and rich.
No ticket is necessary to visit the Charles V Palace, as it is permanently open at the same time as the Alhambra and it is free.
As far as the museums are concerned, the Fine Arts one is free for citizens of the UE on presentation of a passport, Identity Card, etc. The price for rest is €1.50.
The Alhambra Museum is free for all visitors.