The Alcazar of Toledo


Toledo It is one of the most visited cities in Spain, thanks in part to the fact that it is so close to Madrid that almost everyone visits it "because it is close at hand", and that is that with only 70 kilometers between one and another city it is normal that you want make a getaway even for a half day. The truth is that it is worth it since in Toledo there are many things to see. One of them is a World Heritage Site, the Alcazar of Toledo, symbol of the city and current headquarters of the National Army Museum and the Autonomous Library. If you have the chance, go up to the valley so that you can see it from above, the contrast with the rest of the city spectacular, as you can see in the photograph.

This spectacular Alcazar It was a Roman palace in the 3rd century and was restored during the mandate of Alfonso VI, Alfonso X and Carlos I of Spain. The imposing facade is very sober and is divided into three floors around which all the decoration is concentrated. A huge imperial shield It is located above the door to welcome everyone who goes through it. Inside there is a rectangular patio that has a double level of arches that are supported by classic style columns, very beautiful.

The Alcázar de Toledo suffered several fires, even being totally destroyed after the Civil War. Fortunately, it was able to be restored and is in a good state of preservation although somewhat different than it was before that great fire. If you go to visit it, open its doors at 10am, closing at 7pm between October and May and at 9pm between June and September, although on Sundays it is only open from 10am to 3pm. It is closed every Monday and on the holidays January 1 and 6, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31. For me it is totally recommended, so if you are going to trip to Toledo or you are going to spend a couple of days in Madrid you should visit it.

El Alcazar de Toledo - Spain 4K Travel Channel (April 2021)


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