It is today the site of the city's Army Museum. Its construction dates from Roman times. During the reigns of Alfonso VI and Alfonso X 'the Wise' it was rebuilt and became the first example of a square fortress with towers on the corners. It was once again rebuilt under Emperor Charles V, on this occasion by the architect Alonso de Covarrubias. The façades are Renaissance in style, and it has towers and crenellated defences according to a preliminary design by Alonso de Covarrubias, subsequently completed by Juan de Herrera. After the last reconstruction it became the site of the Army offices and museum.
Construction: Arab fortress
Artistic period: Renaissance
Historic period: 16th century
C/ Unión, s/n
45001 Toledo (Toledo)
Does not close at midday
From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closing days: Wednesday
Closed: 1 and 6 January; 1 May; 24, 25 and 31 December.
Disabled persons: Admission free
Large families: Admission free
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Under 18s, EU citizens over 65, EU university students and Youth Card holders.
Shop, Cafe, Audio guide
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Visits for groups by prior appointment.
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