"Royal Castle Alcazar" Alcazar Tip by el_ruso

Alcazar, Toledo: 48 reviews and 138 photos


The alcazar, royal castle, has origins in an Arab fort, although almost nothing remains from that period. After Christian Reconquest and transfer of the capital to Toledo, this became the site of the royal palace. It was extensively rebuilt in the XVI century and most of its current appearance dates from that time. Later, after transfer of the capital, it became a jail. In the XIX century it has burned down twice. Later it was given to the military garrison, and in 1936 it was destroyed during an unsuccessful siege by Republican forces, but was restored to original drawings. The monument in front was erected by the Franco government to commemorate that victory.

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  • Written Apr 28, 2007
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