Contact details

C/ Unión, s/n
45001  Toledo  (Castile-La Mancha)
museje@et.mde.es
http://www.museo.ejercito.es
Tel.:+34 925238800
Fax.:+34 925238915

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-La Mancha

Province/Island:
Toledo

Toledo

Description

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:
Alcázar fortress

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
16th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Jan 02 to Dec 30
From 10:00 to 17:00

Closing days: Wednesday

Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 May, 24,25,31 December.

Prices

General: €5
Reduced: €2,5
Children: Admission free
Sunday
Admission free

Services

Audio guide, Cafe, Guided tours, Shop

Map


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