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Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito

Address: Cuesta de Carlos V, 2, 45001 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 34-925-223038
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Ranked #30 of 69 Attractions in Toledo
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Kerrville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Swindon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Big military museum but byzantine in its layout. Needs to be completely reorganized. Some areas lead down dead ends and have to back track out. Needs a more fluid layout. Some cool displays of armor and canons.

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West Chester, PA
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were in Toledo on a daytrip from Madrid on a Monday. A number of sites were closed so this museum visit was to fill time at the end of the day before catching the train. It costs 5 euros/ person; the audioguide, which we did not purchase, is an additional 3 euros. We spent about 1-1/2 hours here, which... More 

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33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If military history is your thing, this is your place: floor after floor of the history of the Spanish military throughout the centuries, with weapons, uniforms, portraits, maps, equipment- even toy soldiers. If you're not a fan, there's not much to see, since the older parts of the building down below have been blocked off. Still, I spent some time... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a big building which is just as well as the Spanish army has a long history. The building itself is a beautiful space albeit very difficult to navigate with very poor directional signage; it's a very large museum with five permanent floors and a wing for special exhibits, I was not able to see one floor, you need about... More 

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