Alcazar is an imposing building located on the highest point of Toledo city declared a UNESCO World Heritage City.It was built by the Romans as a fortress in the 3rd century & you can see the ruins of some of its parts in the foundation while climbing up.The building was later restored in renaissance style by king Charles-1.Most of this building was destroyed during the Spainish civil war whose seize lasted a couple of years after repeated bombing.Now it has been converted in to a military museum.
The shadow of Roman,Arabic,christian,imperial & democratic periods fall on the structure.But as a student of history with special interest in European history specially when the Spainish armada ruled the waves in the 15th & 16th centuries, i was disappointed by the lack of planning in the arrangement & exhibits on display at the museum.The armory of 15th century Spain under Charles 1 is displayed but nothing much about the Romans & the period in which it was under Arab & Franco`s hands has been more or less wiped out.
I was lucky to be a part of a tour with a good English guide who covered the place well being familiar with the surroundings as i saw many families & individuals lost without any relevant signs for directions to the places of interest.i was disappointed by this arrangements for the visitors to elicit their interest in the museum.
It does not fall in to the category of a must visit place.
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