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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elen murmar (5 months ago)
Good people and good wines
Toni Lopez Perez (6 months 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 (10 months 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.
Miguel Biot Ribes (11 months ago)
A must in Castilla León, after the Alcázar, take a walk through Toro and enjoy its gastronomy and small shops .... wines, cheeses, hams .... spectacular
Ana Maria Mendez Vergel (11 months ago)
Beautiful, very picturesque and with great views. Very close to the center of town and cozy.
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