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Museo de la Batalla de las Navas de Tolosa

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Fran B wrote a review Oct 2018
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: April 2018
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wenvoeman wrote a review May 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom636 contributions288 helpful votes
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 really very kind and even gave us a lift back into town.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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53Shadrach wrote a review Mar 2017
London, Canada346 contributions103 helpful votes
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 tremendous learning experience. The museum is well laid out, with information provided in English as well as in Spanish. An elevator will take you up to lookout from which you can view the terrain on which the battle took place.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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James O wrote a review Nov 2016
Arlington, Virginia12 contributions7 helpful votes
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 anti-Christian and pro-Islam version of the events are told at this museum. I have extensively studied this battle at the university level. I have noticed the source materials and historians have always given the figures differently before the 1970s. Those historians gave the figures at 100,000 to 200,000 Moors and 30,000 to 50,000 Christians. After the 1970s, the Myth of Córdoba or Islamic Disney World version of the events came to prominence. The numbers they stated, which broke from all research prior, are 30,000 Moors and 10,000 Christians. Guess which statistic gets fact status at this museum? The post 1970s undercount, of course. It was good that there was at least something recounting that the battle had occurred there. It did underplay the decisive victory of the Christian army over the invading Muslim army. It almost cast the Moors as the victims and the Christians as the villains. It was a personal victory of mine that I was able to see the place where this occurred. There should be more respect at this site for the defense of the Christian West which occurred here in July 1212.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Teabag wrote a review Sep 2016
England118 contributions105 helpful votes
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 a lot of modern museums with their interactive and all singing and all dancing displays this is a little disappointing but it is free. We went twenty minutes before it closed and had more than enough time to read the information and see what there was to see. Glad it was free!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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