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Museo de la Batalla de las Navas de Tolosa

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This museum is situated near the site of a battle which was pivotal in the history of Spain; a... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
London, Canada
Not much respect shown towards the battle

I wanted to visit this battlefield and see this museum since 2011. After five years I was able to... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Arlington, Virginia
via mobile
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3 Oct 2018
“Museum de nava de tolosa”
4 May 2017
“An excellent modern museum with a cafe and kind staff”
Carretera de Miranda del Rey, s/n., Santa Elena, Spain
+34 953 10 44 35
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A wonderful museum. We waLked from the campsite after finding the Puerto de Andalusia museum was permanently closed. Very interesting and even handed!

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We arrived late in the day having walked from the nearby campsite. This is an excellent museum well laid out and with a good audio guide in English. The exhibits are very well displayed. The woman who was at the reception desk and shop was...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This museum is situated near the site of a battle which was pivotal in the history of Spain; a battle which is of great interest and importance to the Spanish people, but one which we westerners tend to know or nothing about. It was a...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted to visit this battlefield and see this museum since 2011. After five years I was able to visit in June 2016. The museum is a 'European Union' friendly telling of the great battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Only the most liberal and...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Basically this is an impressive building built on the site of a battle which contains a lot of information panels in Spanish and English and a few reproduced items to illustrate the story of the battle and its place in History. When you have visited...More

Thank Teabag
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is an outstanding museum out in the middle of nowhere. We were literally the only people in the entire museum besides the one employee working the gift shop. This is a very new looking facility with great exhibits in both Spanish and English. I...More

1  Thank frank3355
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Fernando C
Mi pregunta se refiere al Rey Sancho VII el Fuerte, quien lucho contra los invasores musulmanes en la batalla de las Navas de Tolosa del 1212.  Hay dos leyendas que circulan al respecto:  La primera se refiere al Caballero de la Cadena, el cual, supuestamente, libero al Rey Sancho del encadenamiento que sufrió al ser apresado por los musulmanes.  De ahí ha surgido el apellido Cadena o Cadenas. La segunda se refiere al reino de Navarra.  La leyenda dice que era común entre los musulmanes africanos encadenarse unos a otros para que en la batalla formaran un muro realmente infranqueable y así evitar separarse. Y en esta batalla, aunque no fue el único, se atribuye al rey navarro Sancho VII el Fuerte, la rotura de estas cadenas y por lo tanto, la apertura de un paso hasta la tienda del rey musulmán lo que causó que los cristianos vencieran
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Response from Coastal731023 | Property representative |
Buenas tardes ,Fernando, admito que sobre la primera leyenda no tengo conocimiento, es más, lo que si relatan algunas crónicas es que Sancho VII por motivos políticos y territoriales llegó a aliarse con an-Nassir,el... More
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