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“Army Museum Without Plan!”

Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito
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Private Custom Day Trip to Toledo from Madrid
Ranked #29 of 127 things to do in Toledo
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

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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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed at toledo 20 years ago and went to the original alcazar, it was a great palace and made a great impact on me, back then, i was really looking forward to coming back. When i got there i was amazed by such horrible things they had done to the building. They filled it with marble floors and concrete walls! Even the people that work there share the nostalgia that we have.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Neat history of Toledo and fantastic views of the town from the towers. Some cool military exhibits and armaments in the museum.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We are all history buffs and were looking forward to this. However, none of the three of us could figure out where to go or what to do. We got lost and turned around. Lots of open space and yet I wound up twice in "no-go" areas without meaning to. So, good luck if you go; be sure you get someone to take you to the beginning and show you how to see it.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Despite dominating the Toledo skyline, this museum is far from being the best thing you'll see in Toledo. There are a lot of empty spaces and the descriptions could be better. Thankfully we had a guide who gave us some background as to the Alcazar's role during the Spanish Civil War which was very interesting. It's great that it has been rebuilt after it was almost completely destroyed but as a museum I expected more on the historical significance of Toledo.

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