Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito

Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito

Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito
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Jip79
Doha, Qatar543 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
As with all of the other museums we have been to in Spain, this place is quite similar in that it is overstaffed and most of them can be really rude to the public. At the ticket counter, we politely asked if students can enter for free, and when the lady at that counter saw that my daughter's student card was from a UK university, she rudely and unpleasantly commented that it is free only for EU university students. We didn't mind paying because it was cheap anyway, but rude staff at a public place certainly gives a bad reflection of the kind of people this museum employs.

Parts of the old castle can still be seen with new floors raised above it that houses the museum. The museum is quite large with quite a lot to see, and the only good thing is that photos were allowed indoors. There were some tanks and artillery pieces placed outside near the restaurant, but for some reason the area was closed at 4pm and were partly visible from the glass door that was locked.
Written August 12, 2021
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Neatham
UK603 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is the first time I've ever been disappointed by a museum. This museum obviously has a great collection of artefacts from various time periods. However, they have been lumped together into a meaningless jumble that has no sequence or connection.
What I had expected was a history of the army in Spain from the very first concept of an army. Spain has a very interesting military history dating from pre-Roman times, and has witnessed multiple complex and defining conflicts. None of this is presented in the museum.
Instead, there are rooms of "stuff" which seem to have no purpose. For example, a room full of lots of the same style of armour, a room with miscellaneous photos, a room with toy soldiers. The thematic rooms have no connection between them. Even the historical journey jumps about and does not provide a connected story.
Furthermore, the staff are rude in the extreme.
Written November 5, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States7,429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We were just not having a good visit to Toledo as the Alcazar was the next spot that was only partially accessible. Luckily they waived admission.

The following temporary exhibitions or areas were the only ones available during our visit:

Outdoors we passed by the cafe with its helicopter and through the fog saw tanks, a huge slab of steel used for firing practice and the Monumento a la Gesta del Alcazar.

Parade Ground was accessed after walking completely around the Alcazar. It was an indoor courtyard but not much to see except for a statue of Carlos V and some cannons.

Excavations gave us a view of what the Alcazar was built over with some portions dating back to the Moors and Romans.

Temporary exhibition hall featured displays of weapons, mannequins dressed in their war gear from different time periods. At the end there was an interesting section about the Spanish in the Philippines but details were printed in Spanish only.

Hopefully the museum reopens soon.
Written March 9, 2024
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA563 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I so desperately wanted to give this 5 stars but had a hard time even giving it 3 stars. From our hotel it was quite a haul up a ton of stairs to get here on a cold windy November day. It was free to visit but alas, you get what you paid for. Obviously we did not read the other reviews that everything that you actually go to see is closed. There are old ruins to take a look at as you ride the escalator that last as long the escalator ride. The only reason that I gave it 3 stars is the exterior is wonderful to look at and you also get a great view from the grounds of the surrounding area. Maybe this place will be finished before the Sagrada Familia. My advice is to set your expectations low so you are not disappointed. Sort of enjoy.
Written November 4, 2023
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Traveler
Monroe, NJ80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Was OK, It was boring to walk in loops on windowless rooms especially with no spanish history. It felt more i was a student on a field trip. Took us about two to three hours just to fast walk all around the Alcazar, Other than the weapons room we didnt spend much time on other exhibits. If you are from Spain or a history buff you might like it, Being a day trip to Toledo and our first stop was at the Alcazar I wish i spent less time here so i would have more time to spend at other attractions.
Written January 31, 2020
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CDR G$
Buckingham, PA602 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Yet another possibly interesting museum that is basically closed though you may walk around the outside. Exhibit areas and galleries, viewed from a distance, seemed to have interesting exhibits but staff claimed that there was a fire six months earlier and all of the interior exhibit areas are closed to the public. This seems to be a typical occurrence in Espana.
Written July 10, 2023
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Nadege C
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Visited today June 26 2022.

The audio guides don’t match the numbers. 2 euros - cash only - no refund - useless. Wall inscriptions are fine.

The museum is well organized cool and clean. The last floor was closed.
Written June 26, 2022
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YvesRince
Steinfort, Luxembourg193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
The Alcazar is very impressing from the outside, but the real treat is the Military Museum inside. Of course only for those interested in history, especially military history. The visit starts in a large 3 storey high hall inside the museum where you see the result of excavations, dating the roman period, of the probably first fortifications on this location. The museum itself treats all aspects of military, including the Spanish troops in Afghanistan and the history of miniature wargaming. The objective treatment of the Spanish Civil War was very interesting. One room of the Alcazar was left in the state it was in after the fight for the Alcazar in September 1936 was over. Much of the Alcazar was destroyed in the Civil War and was later rebuilt.
Written July 15, 2012
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COYDRCOY
Izmir, Türkiye104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Couples
Being an enthisuastic for mediaval ages and read a lot of history of this old time "gunman",I kept running after this museum as it moved to Toledo and could visit at last and see remains of his sword,it was astonishing.Though the museum is really rich of its kind,I will advise it for only lovers of history,no children room or corner was avaible for this huge museum was a pity for fellow families with kids.....
Written July 3, 2012
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Vyctor T
Sao Paulo, SP89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
The original Alcazar was destroyed more than once and what you will see in Toledo nowadays is a new building inspired in the older versions of Alcazar. However, it is a great building with lots of arts and history that worth the visit.
Written October 13, 2019
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