Situated in central Spain in the ancient city of Toledo, the Alcázar of Toledo is home to an extensive history of Spain in all its forms, from Roman times, through the middle ages and the Spanish Civil War.
There are a variety of ways you can experience this historic fortress! Embark on a guided tour of the Alcazar, or join a full-day tour from Seville, which combines a number of fascinating cultural and historic stops! There are options for everyone, so you can find exactly the way you want to experience the Toledo castle.
Know before you book:
- Bring good walking shoes and sunscreen
- People with limited mobility might have issues in certain parts
- The tour is given both in Spanish and English
- Explore the Alcazar and learn about its history
- Visit beautiful Toledo on a day trip
- See the Jewish Quarter, including the Sinagoga de Santa María la Blanca
- Time to explore the city on your own
Sitting atop a hill with panoramic views of the city around it, the Alcázar makes for a perfect tourist destination for anyone with an interest in Spain’s wartime history. Especially for any military history buffs. Not to be forgotten are the Toledo Cathedral, and the ever-present multicultural history of the city from the Moors, Christians, Jews and Muslims who resided there over the centuries.
Originally a Roman Palace built around the 3rd Century, the Alcázar of Toledo (or Alcázar de Toledo) is a stunning landmark with a rich history that’s been past down over the centuries. It was first restored in the 1500s by Spanish Royalty and later restored again after Francisco Franco’s troops took refuge in the Alcazar in the Spanish Civil War, 1936. In this battle, it was nearly entirely destroyed and was restored and rebuilt up until its completion in the late 1950s.
Today the Toledo Alcazar, sitting on top of Toledo, is the city’s Army Museum, as well as home to some army offices. An extensive amount of Spanish Army history is covered in the museum, all the way from the Roman times, to the discovery of the ‘new world’, up until the Spanish Civil War, and later their involvement in Afghanistan. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, solidifying its place both in modern and ancient history.
If that sounds like an incredible place to explore to you, choose a day tour from Seville or Madrid, or catch a train here and join a short guided tour of the Alcazar.
Toledo Spain alcazar Prices 2019
The cost of the tours start at €12 Euro ($14 USD) to €50 ($56 USD) depending on the kind of experience you’re looking for – a short guided tour, a skip-the-line-ticket and tour, or a full-excursion! Compare prices across the ticket providers below:
Guided tours of the Alcazar last 1-3 hours depending on what is included. The tours of Toledo are full-day trips! It is open all year-round, but closed for maintenance on Wednesdays.
Thursday – Tuesday: 11 am – 5 pm
Best Time to Go
There’s never a bad time to visit the former royal palace of Spain’s Catholic Kings! The best time to visit Toledo is in spring, as the weather is perfect and summer crowds disperse. But since Toledo is off the general tourist map, and the Alcazar is always cool, we honestly can’t think of a reason not to visit any time of year.
Alcazar Toledo Tours
There are some great options for a tour of the Alcazar! Whether you love all things history or military, or you just want to take a day trip somewhere beautiful, these tours are just the thing.
Alcazar of Toledo Guided Tour
Explore Toledo’s most impressive monument! Visible from everywhere in the town, it is a must-see. On this tour, you’ll marvel at the incredible mosaics, the luxurious rooms and sculptures, the immense gardens, and the view from the watchtowers!
The castle contains centuries of army memorabilia such as weapons, uniforms, models and documents. From the courtyard on top of the Alcazar de Toledo, you can admire the picturesque views of the Tagus River, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula; as well as walk the ramparts for a panoramic view of the city.
The city is also famous for having a long history of Islamic, Jewish and Christian residents living side-by-side, with religious artifacts found all over.
- Professional local guide
- Walking tour
- Admission to the Alcazar
- Food and drinks
- Hotel transfer
- Gratuity (optional)
You can also choose a skip-the-line tour, so that you waste no time waiting to be inside! This is a great option in peak seasons, or for those with little time to lose.Check Price & Book
Full Day Segovia & Toledo Alcazar Tour
If you’re staying in Madrid and want to explore beyond the city on an exciting day tour of Spain’s historic landmarks, this is an ideal day tour. In addition to a guided tour of the Alcazar, you will visit Toledo and Segovia’s most impressive attractions. This includes the Jewish Quarter, and the magnificent Toledo Cathedral!
You can also select an option with a traditional lunch – or get your own lunch with the help of your guide! It’s a really lovely option for those with a little more time to explore, and interest in this gorgeous area of Spain.
- Round-trip transport from Madrid
- Professional bilingual guide
- Traditional lunch (if selected)
- Entrance fees
- Snacks and drinks
- Gratuity (optional)
- Explore Spain’s rich military and wartime history
- Stunning panoramic views of the city of Toledo
- From atop the Alcazar, view the Tagus River
- Try a traditional lunch in one of Spain’s oldest cities
- Some areas may cause accessibility issues
- Longer tours can be pricey
- It’s a walking tour, so those with mobility impairments are restricted
- Could be boring for children
Specification: The Alcázar of Toledo (Guided Tours & Day Trips) 2019
Partially accessible for those with limited mobility
1 – 2 hours, Depends on chosen tour, Full-day
Bilingual Guide, Entrance fees
transport (unless specified), Gratuity (optional)
|Meals & Drinks||
Optional Traditional Lunch
Pick-up and Drop-off is included in some tours
Couples, History lovers, Those looking for views of the city of Toledo, Travellers interested in Architecture and Military History
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