Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo

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A symbol of Toledo, the 16th-century fortress Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha was severely damaged in the Spanish Civil War. Rebuilt to house a library and military museum, this imposing building has witnessed some of Spain’s most important and bloodiest events. Visit the army museum, pick up an audio guide, and learn about Spain’s military history as you study its large collection. Head up to the top floor and discover one of Spain’s key libraries. Browse its valuable and varied collection. Stop for a coffee in the onsite cafe and gaze out the window at the fantastic views. Plan to see Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha and other attractions that appeal to you using our Toledo trip itinerary builder.
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  • The library that is located in a portion of Alcazar has a unique setting. You don't normally see a library established in such a historic place in the most imposing building of the city that provides ...  more »
  • When looking at the skyline of Toledo from outside the walls, the Alcazar is one of its most impressive structures.  more »
  • Its always good to see and experience places and events that we learn from school. We heard different stories about the Man from La Mancha and it's great to see where he came from  more »
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  • great library where you can have a book, sit and read, and then upstairs you have a cafeteria with windows that let you have a panoramic view on Toledo
  • Beautiful views of the city of Toledo (especially at sunset) & really affordable prices (not a tourist trap..). 1 euro for a cafe con leche and 1.20 for a beer! Not to mention very friendly staff! Definitely recommend!
  • Worth visiting for the views and free internet
  • Great views. Blah food.
  • Good to see

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When visiting Toledo, staying inside the old city walls allows for on foot access to all of the area's historical landmarks as well as a tight network of shops, restaurants, and museums. Similarly, staying in the old center, which sits on a raised hill overlooking the city, avoids a daily hike to the city's main attractions. Many old buildings in the center have been transformed into boutique hotels and guest houses, allowing visitors to experience the rich historical heritage and beautiful architecture of the city.
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