Almonacid Castle of Toledo

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His figure can be seen tens of kilometers away, raised on a promontory, as if he was still defending the path of La Mancha. It is a good example of a 14th century castle, intended for permanent residence of troops, and to constitute a military surveillance and defense population. We can see its high crenellated walls, protected by an external barrier, and equipped with a round road for surveillance along the wall. Inside we find a large courtyard, with remnants of reservoirs - water tanks -, remains of a silo to store grain, and some rooms. Also the tribute tower, with three floors. The fortress is of Muslim origin, from the 10th century. In the hands of Alfonso VI following the conquest of Toledo, the king will donate it to the cathedral of Toledo.


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