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Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito

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Address: Cuesta de Carlos V, 2, 45001 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 34-925-223038
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I had expected more than a nice museum about Spanish military might over the ages. I think the museum could have benefited from a tour of the architecture, as well as just a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had expected more than a nice museum about Spanish military might over the ages. I think the museum could have benefited from a tour of the architecture, as well as just a ramble through a couple dozen or so rooms.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the Alcazar in Segovia the day before our visit to Toledo and I was expecting to see how the Spanish royalty lived in this palace. I was wrong, this place is a military museum and it does not show much of the life of royals. If I remember correctly, the Spanish king moved the capital of Spain to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We spent about 2-2.5 hours in this museum (one of our travelling friends is a huge history buff). It was a little long for me but if you are interested in Spain history, this is the place for you. The English audio tour was just ok - not sure if it is needed - there were plenty of english translations... More 

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Moss Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There's so much history behind these walls, so to me it seemed a bit wrong to make it into a 99 percent military museum and 1 percent "Alcazar museum". However, the military museum itself is vast, and if you are interested you can easily spend half a day here.

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Kerrville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are in to Spanish Military History, or have a particular interest in miniature tin soldiers, this the place for you. Most of an entire floor was devoted to dioramas of miniature soldiers. There must have been thousands of miniatures and I found it tedious after a while. The history dated back to the Bronze Age. The newer part... More 

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Pilar de la Horadada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

From the outside the building is impressive as an Alcazar should be, expectation was better than the museum itself. Although full of the history of the building and the Spanish army more could have been done to modernise the interest. Costing 4 euros for audio system, entry was free, there was no plan given to show where the points of... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were not given a map at entry and struggled to make our way through the exhibits. Most of the Alcázar was rebuilt following a bombardment in the Civil War and doesn't really measure up. Toledo has a lot to offer so skip this unless you are a fan of military history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The building itself is very impressive, with archeological remnants of its ancient roots in the middle and then the possibility to climb up to the newer, impressive palatial courtyard -- though disappointingly, no way to climb the towers for the views. Didn't spend much time in the museum though looked like an impressive collection and detailed exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Visited 1430hrs on 26/09/14 English Commentary Hand sets purchased at the desk are fine, but slowed down progress. We found that to visit all floors of that Museum and take it all in needs more than 4 hours +. We found that the two hours to see it all as suggested at the desk was insuffiecent, so when we were... More 

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Great Plains
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lots of military exhibits in this Spanish museum and they are all well presented and preserved. Biggest array of suits of mail I've ever seen in one place, plus toy soldier collections, Spanish military uniforms, guns, etc. Layout needs work as it is very confusing even with a provided map. Many exhibits have English subtitles, but audioguide is very useful.... More 

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