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Toledo

Castilla-La Mancha

Spain

Toledo is of pre-Roman origin; it fell to the Romans in 193B.C.  A fortified city on a granite hill surrounded on three sides by a gorge of the Tagus River, with its chief landmark, the impressive El Alcázar (fortified palace) on the highest point of the city.  In the beginning the Romans used it as a palace. It was largely destroyed in the 1936 Spanish civil war.  After the war the fortress was again restored; today it houses the Army's offices and a museum. Other notable medieval architectures in Toledo include the Alcántara or Saint Martin's Bridge, De Loz Reyes Church, the Gothic Cathedral, etc.

When visiting Toledo and the El Alcázar (fortified palace) check out Toledo Hotels for the list of accomodations.

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