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Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha

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Address: Alfereces Provisionales, s/n, 45001 Toledo, Spain
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+34 925 25 66 80
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 19:00
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The top of Toledo

Two structures dominate Toledo's skyline as you approach the city from below: The Alcázar of Toledo and the spire of the Cathedral of St. Mary. The Cathedral (the lower of the two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron J
Blairsville, GA
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Blairsville, GA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two structures dominate Toledo's skyline as you approach the city from below: The Alcázar of Toledo and the spire of the Cathedral of St. Mary. The Cathedral (the lower of the two landmarks) dates to the 13th Century and is basically intact, along with the modifications since the 13th Century. The Alcazar's impressive building (originally a castle) now a library/museum... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place dominates the skyline so you will be able to see it from everywhere. If you want to see inside then you will have to visit the museum inside.

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New Milford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is the best view one can have of the whole city of Toledo without the crowds and without having to hike through the winding roads.. From the topmost floor of the Alacazar Library Building it is simply breathtaking!

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Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This place offers you the best views of Toledo for FREE. Take the lift to the "cafeteria" level for stunning views, enjoy a coffee and snacks. Popular with locals, a real gem.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Newly remodeled and professional exhibitions. Allow 1 to 2 hours, but the layout of the building was confusing for the audio guide to follow.

Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Toledo is a fantastic place to visit. The alcazar sits at the top the city with a fantastic view of the surrounding area. It is a great place to end up as you wind your way up the hill through the city.

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Algiers, Algeria
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

It looks at you from the top of a hill. It was the Alcazar that has been turned to a librerary, unfortunately I didn"t have time to visit it but I'm sure it worth it!

Thank Esma B
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The palace is closed to the public, because workers are on strike - and have been for three months, and there is no sign that the strike is going to end soon. So you are left to see the Military museum that adjoins the Alcazar. There is very little to see, a helicopter, some swords and two cars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Toledo only to find the Alcazar closed due to strikes and other restorative works. Shame as it sits on the highest part of Toledo and the views are stunning.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Before reaching Toledo you must have a stop at Mirador and admire the beautiful buildings of Alcazar. This fortress which was once used as a Roman palace in the third century is located in the highest part outside the city of Toledo. It was a pity we could not be so near to this magnificent buildings. We could admire it... More 

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