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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As S (3 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
Beautiful, very picturesque and with great views. Very close to the center of town and cozy.
El Disidente (16 months ago)
Open to the public, free and with great views.
Rafa Alvarez Polo (21 months ago)
Although its origins date back to the 10th century and it was part of the first walled enclosure of the city of Toro, its construction dates back to the 15th century. Witness to important historical events, the Alcazar de Toro is a prominent milestone in the city as a whole. After the division of León and Castilla in the mid-twelfth century, Toro is attached to the Leon kingdom. In 1199 Alfonso IX married Mrs. Berenguela and this will be the king who began the construction of the castle and the walls between 1188 and 1195. Sancho IV will donate Toro and his alfoz to his wife María de Molina in 1283 which will rebuild the old castle giving it the current form. In the mid-nineteenth century the castle was mostly destroyed having been used as a powder warehouse.
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