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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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for those who like military history

It is a large museum located in Toledo's Alcazar and dedicated to the military history of Spain starting Antiquity to the modern era. Swords, armor, uniforms, cannons, muskets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

It is a large museum located in Toledo's Alcazar and dedicated to the military history of Spain starting Antiquity to the modern era. Swords, armor, uniforms, cannons, muskets, banners - you can find it here. It was very educating for me since I had only general knowledge of Spanish military history and the museum had greatly expanded it. So it's... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Much more to this than we thought! A good way to learn about Spanish history right up to today - it's not just about the army! We left ourselves short of time to take it all in and had to leave before we'd seen everything . Very modern and well laid out.

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Extensive displays of military related inforamtion, gear, equipment. Gives a macro picture of Spanish military conquests and prowess. Adults especially men will like it. Kids may be bored.

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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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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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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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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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