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The Almonacid dominates the local landscape. I admired it from afar on horseback, and decided to visit. Though it is now partially in ruins, it is still a highly interesting site and very important in Spanish history. It was well worth visiting and is highly...More
This castle just outside of Toledo was a great stop for our family. We drove the scary dirt road in the rental car, and had the place to ourselves, wandering amidst the ruins and imagining all of the history that might have taken place here....More
Tricky to find, we stopped and viewed the castle from the bottom of the hill. It was quite a sight. It was the former residence of El Cid from time to time. Did not visit but wished we had time to do so. looked interesting.
If you are traveling between Toledo & Granada, this castle is definitely worth checking out. It is just off of the main highway, and not too difficult to get to. You can see it for quite a while as you drive along the highway. You...More
Its just a big old ruin on top of a hill. Its really quite large, there is no fee hence no barriers and you can climb about as you wish. The central castle still has quite a bit of roof and the walls are all...More
If you're driving from Toledo to Granada, this is right on the way. It's an old castle ruin perched on the hilltop above the little village of Almonacid. You have to drive through the middle of town on narrow cobblestone streets to get there-- we...More