Castillo de San Servando, Toledo

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Medieval times come alive at Castillo de San Servando, a regional landmark that figured prominently in El Greco's landscape painting "View of Toledo." Originally a Benedictine monastery, the structure became property of the Knights Templar in the 12th century. Templars turned the entire complex into a fortress meant to protect the area against possible Muslim attack, but the structure lost importance during the 14th century. Allegedly haunted by a mischievous knight, the castle remained neglected for several hundred years. Today, the renovated fortress houses a youth hostel, which makes a good base for day trips around the area. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Toledo fast, fun, and easy.
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  • We only were able to see this from a distance as we drove around Toledo. We took a picture from the Alcantara Bridge as it looked amazing. Would have loved to visited. Next time.  more »
  • Note - for a stay here, should be a youth hostel card. It is also recommended to make a reservation in advance. Apart from having a cafeteria that serves generous portions of food at affordable prices, has a swimming pool and the best views of Toledo. Night is a marvel. The majority of tourists only to visit Toledo during the day but it is worth spending the night here. The Castle has been completely renovated but still retains some of the antique furniture and its history is impressive.
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  • spectacularly preserved Castle, which was built as a monastery and that it then became a monastery.
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  • It's gr221910657165eat! The experiencia was wonderful and i'm dure that
  • A bit loud, cheap prices, great views
  • Its suck. really suck. They do not change money even 5Euro bills to coins. They said they don t have money, doesn t make sense at all. And I complained about it, they gave me coins. They lie to customers
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  • Beautiful hostel in a castle in front of Toledo

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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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