I just had to share these fabulous photos of one of my favorite cities in Spain. Enjoy!!
Thursday, July 4: The next place I go on my walking tour is the Alcázar of Toledo, a stone fortification that sits at the highest part of Toledo.
In the third century, it was used as a Roman palace. Abd ar-Rahman III built an al-qasr (fortress) here in the 10th century; it was later altered by the Christians, according to Lonely Planet Spain.
It was restored under Charles I and Philip II of Spain in the 1540s. In 1521, Hernan Cortes was received by Charles I at the Alcázar, following Cortes’ conquest of the Aztecs. (Wikipedia: Alcazar of Toledo)
The Alcázar was largely destroyed during the siege of Franco’s forces in 1936 but Franco had it rebuilt and turned into a military museum (Lonely Planet Spain).
It’s a bit strange going in this place because it’s just a huge military museum. It’s easy…
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