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"Alcazar" Alcazar Tip by Luisanna

Alcazar, Toledo: 50 reviews and 142 photos


from a distant view the scenery is impressive
an impressive building found at the highest point of the city. In the beginning, the Romans used it as a palace. After the Christians reconstructed.

It's façades are all distinct according to the time period and style.

Facts: The western façade is of renaissance form; while the eastern one is medieval with three cylindrical battlement towers and merlon defenses. The northern one is plateresc; and the southern one was erected by Juan of Herrera, and is of churrigueresco style, and it also possesses a two story patio with Corinthian styled capitals. Later on it would be completely reconstructed, and today it houses the Army’s offices and a museum.

Address: Calle de la Union, Toledo

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  • Updated Feb 22, 2005
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