Alcázar de Toro

Toro, Spain

Although the origins of Alcázar de Toro castle date back to the 10th century, its current construction dates from the 15th century. Witness of important historical events, the Alcazar de Toro is one of the main buildings of the city.

After the división of León and Castile in the mid-12th century, Toro remained in the kingdom of León. In 1199 Alfonso 9th married Doña Berenguela and between 1188 and 1195 he started the construction of the castle and the walls. Sancho IV donated Toro its fortress to his wife, María de Molina, in 1283, and she rebuilt the old castle giving it the present structure. In the mid-19th century the castle was in ruins, having been used mostly to store gunpowder.

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Calle Comedias 24D, Toro, Spain
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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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www.turismocastillayleon.com

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Jordi Corbella (2 years ago)
Historic
Miguel Angel Moncholi (mmoncholi) (2 years ago)
A short distance away is this 15th-century castle, an example of civic-military construction for the defense of the city. From the left side beautiful views of the plain can be admired. Outside you can also enjoy a boar (it is the Toro de Piedra), a symbol of pre-Hispania, typical of Castile and a representation of the bull. Inside is the tourist office and cultural stays. It is worth the visit.
elen murmar (2 years ago)
Good people and good wines
Toni Lopez Perez (2 years ago)
The Alcazar... a wonder but like everything in Toro, Collegiate Church, convents, churches, all beautiful. Magnificent views, excellent food. I never miss the Medieval Fair. And what about wine, torreznos, churros or a snack by the river. Pure history!
As S (3 years ago)
Fantastic views and only steps away from some of the best hidden places to get wine this castle is part of what makes Toro so much fun.
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