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Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha

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Address: Alfereces Provisionales, s/n, 45001 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 34-925-256680
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Wonderful Architecture and a Nice Surprise

We originally thought this would simply be a museum filled with armor. We were sadly mistaken. The architecture is fantastic as is the wonderful view from the outdoor courtyard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
audthad
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably a really nice place but when we visited the workers were at strike so it was partially closed. The part which we were able to visit was awesome but the rest remain hidden. :( The lego exhibition is super awesome about the Spanish Nato participation.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We originally thought this would simply be a museum filled with armor. We were sadly mistaken. The architecture is fantastic as is the wonderful view from the outdoor courtyard. Lots of wonderful history about the city.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you take any of the tours, they'll mention the wonderful view from high above the city of Toledo. One vantage point is in the tower in the Biblioteca. However, what they fail to mention is the view is from only three windows of the cafeteria at the top of the library. You may well be in a tower (I'm... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We enjoyed our visit and also the military museum is well worth visiting. It is a well thought out and planned building including a lot of the old building and enhancing it with the new parts of the museum.

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Thank Oldman57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Tip take the lift in the library to the cafe on the 3rd floor - it's nothing special but views over the city are good value for free.

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Thank Nigel H
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The place is spread over 4/5 floors and thus would take about 2/3 hours to go through all the rooms. There are historical facts about the wars fought by Spain over the years, weapons, artefacts, uniforms, and most things military. I for one did not find it very interesting. And for the time it takes one could give it a... More 

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Copley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The old palace is now a military type museum. Worth the walk over and check out the highest point of the city.

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Thank VinMan4507
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I was expecting a royal palace, similar to the Alcazar in Segovia, but as this Alcazar fell victim to the Spanish Civil War and was almost totally destroyed. It was rebuilt as an army museum, and it does this job very well. A bit much for me so I didn't look at all of it, but very interesting for those... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I have to start off by saying that this castle inspired Walt Disney to create his Disney castle. Sadly when I was there, the middle part of the castle was under remodeling or something and it ruined all the pictures I took of it. The inside of the castle is interesting and fascinating. It would be better if there were... More 

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Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My wife and were looking for the adjacent military museum and happened into the library by mistake. But it was a very worthwhile stop. Take the elevator to the cafe on the top floor and enjoy fabulous views over the city from the framed windows. Down one floor, we wandered through the library itself and found a quiet comfortable sitting... More 

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