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Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito

Cuesta de Carlos V, 2, 45001 Toledo, Spain
34-925-223038
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Ranked #33 of 71 attractions in Toledo
Type: History Museums
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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It isn't just a museum of the Spanish army. There's also a section on 'fighting before armies' - Visigothic warriors, early Christian heavy cavalry… - and the whole of the centre of the museum is devoted to the Alcazar and its history (Roman, Arabic, Christian, Imperial), with the exposed remains of the towers, walls etc. But the main subject is... More

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North Barrington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The original alcazar has mostly been destroyed during Spain’s civil war and was entirely rebuilt with little original structure. It was a great tribute to the military history of Spain and some of that history was interesting to me. But all the re-builds seemed disingenuous

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Madrid, Spain
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14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This museum is amazing, I've been here at least 10 times in the past 27 years and never get tired of visiting their war museum, the sacrifice this town made during its civil war was astounding, you definitely have to read all the letters written by the generals and the struggle they had to make during these hard times, from... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Lots of weapons and uniforms if you like that sort of thing. Could have been used to tell military history of Spain very effectively. Instead jumps about in time and space leaving you bewildered mostly.

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MA
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There was the royalist period, a gap of 3 years, then the Nationalist period. Apparently nothing happened from 1936 to 1939. Other than that we (adult, teen boy) liked the museum - as someone else noted it has a lot of open space, but it's a good morning's visit. As someone else noted, not much is left of the original... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was disappointed they did not have more info in Spanish civil war. Considering the history of the building and the role it played.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Don't expect to see the actual Alcazar--nothing left above the ground--only a view of ruins below the ground. This military museum is arranged like a maze with a lot of empty space. Could have been much better arranged. This was not included on the Toledo Card and we had to pay separately. Would not do this again and would not... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

On first sight as you approach the hilltop village of Toledo, The Alcazar, imposes itself on the skyline and makes it a must visit. Plenty of historical items displayed. The building itself however is the star attraction. Take the walk from the river.

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San Antonio, Texas
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This museum has a very creative use of space, putting a gallery-based history museum into a large archeological area. And the objects shown (uniforms, armor, maps, weapons, textiles, medals, tracts) are well-displayed and described. If you are an English speaker there are plenty of translations for you. It is (and it should not be a surprise from its name and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We like military museums, so this was high on our list of places to go when we visited Toledo. The entrance fee was reasonable, although I think it is free on Sundays. There is also airport style security screening for your and your bags. Not the best time to discover that you have a corkscrew in your bag. There are... More

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