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Here you have Toledo's Alcazar, a kind of fortress very common in Castile that dominates the entire city of Toledo. This one is situated in the center of the Toledo's old quartier and its architecture is very similar to other buildings that can be found in Madrid, El Escorial, and the rest of Castile in general.

The Alcazar used to be the most difficult place of the city (difficult and dangerous itself to be conquered) and was an strategical point for controlling the city limits due to its heigh.

Wright now its a museum that presents most of the militar past of Spain, including dark chapters of our last Civil War (1936-1939) which many people consider the true beginning of the 2nd World War.

By the way, the Alcazar was destroyed in the battle of Toledo during the Spanish Civil War, and was reconstructed again following the original plans of the Renaissence.

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