The fortress army museum of Toledo !!

Many times visited Toledo over the years, and of course, never enough written on it, I do have several posts on the city of Toledo.  I have decided to update this older post and split the army and hospital museums with a post of its own, Therefore, I will try to tell you a bit on the fortress museum Alcazar of Toledo, (see post on the Alcazar) but first a bit about the city’s location, good by train and already a post on that over the years the car is my second home. Hope you enjoy it so much as I in my lovely Toledo and dear Castilla La Mancha !

Toledo is about 71 km (about 44 miles) from Madrid. From Toledo part the N-400, which connects this city with Cuenca by Ocaña and Tarancón.  There is now an excellent  A-40 Autovia or highway of Castilla-La Mancha, that unites Avila with Maqueda (where it links with the Extremadura highway), Toledo, Ocaña (where it joins the highway of Andalusia), Tarancón (where it connects with the highway of Levante, Valencia), Cuenca and Teruel. A former national road 401 Madrid-Toledo-Ciudad Real was transformed at the end of the decade of 1980 in the current A-42.

The Alcazar rebuilt in the 20C with traces going back to the 16C, and now housing since 2010 the Museo del Ejercito or Army Museum, another must to see in town. The Army Museum of Spain, is the result of the merger of various military museums created throughout the 19C and early 20C. Its founding nucleus is constituted by that of Artillery and Engineers.

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In 1803, at the request of Godoy (prime minister of Spain), the Royal Military Museum was created in Madrid, the most remote antecedent of the current Army Museum. It is one of the oldest Spanish museums and responds to the interest in Europe of the time for the conservation and dissemination of objects related to military history. Organically it depends on the Institute of Military History and Culture of the Army. The main areas here which is vast to cover on this post are the Old Tercios (army third battalions of Spain), the Royal Room ,Archaeological Remains, the Puerta de Covarrubias gate , the Courtyard of Carlos V , and my favorite the history of artillery. 

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The min of defense on the official Army museumhttps://ejercito.defensa.gob.es/museo/en/index.html?__locale=en

The Toledo tourist office on the Army museumhttps://turismo.toledo.es/recursos/museos-y-monumentos/id611-museo-del-ejercito–alcazar-de-toledo.html

The Castilla La Mancha regional tourist office on the army museum :http://en.www.turismocastillalamancha.es/patrimonio/museo-del-ejercito-alcazar-de-toledo-2661/descripcion/

There you go folks, a nice introduction to the fortress army museum of Alcazar in gorgeous Toledo and my dear Castilla La Mancha of Spain. This is a must see in town.  Hope you enjoy it as I

And remember, happy travel, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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