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Toledo Alcázar (Alcázar de Toledo)
Toledo Alcázar (Alcázar de Toledo)

Toledo Alcázar (Alcázar de Toledo)

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.
C/ Unión, s/n, Toledo , Castile-La Mancha, 45001

The basics

Given its size and imposing location, the Toledo Alcázar is unmissable in the UNESCO-listed city. First created as a Roman palace, once home to Holy Roman emperors and kings, and damaged and rebuilt following periods of conflict, the landmark is recognizable by its Renaissance facades and four lofty towers.

Check out the on-site Army Museum showcasing armor, medals, and historic exhibitions. The building also comprises the Infantry Academy and the Regional Library of Castile-La Mancha. Many city sightseeing tours stop by the Toledo Alcázar along with other top attractions. The Toledo City Card includes entry, as well.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Toledo Alcázar is a must for architecture lovers and those interested in military history.
  • Admission to the Alcázar and Army Museum is free on Sundays and select public holidays, and on other days for children aged 18 and under.
  • On-site amenities include a cafeteria and a gift shop.
  • Though much of the site is accessible to wheelchairs, Toledo’s uneven paving and steep slopes can make navigation difficult.
  • Take your camera—the building’s balconies are the perfect place for panoramic shots of the cityscape below.
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How to get there

In the heart of hilltop Toledo, the Alcázar is reached by numerous local bus lines. If you’re driving, parking is available on-site. Toledo is about a 1.5-hour train trip from Madrid, and the Alcázar is roughly a 30-minute walk (or a quick drive) from the Toledo train station.

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When to get there

The Alcázar is typically open every day except Monday and certain holidays.

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Toledo’s Top Attractions

After visiting the Alcázar, head to the 13th-century Toledo Cathedral, considered a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture. Additional highlights include the grand Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, the Church of Santo Tomé, the Museo del Greco (dedicated to painter El Greco), and the Synagogue of El Tránsito

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