by Lu Sobredo
|Toledo At Sunset. ©Lu Sobredo, 2016|
The prominent structure from the distance is the fortress, Alcazar. It was built around the 10th Century, when Toledo was most important to the Moors. During the Christian rule, it was intended as a royal residence. It was turned into an army academy when King Carlos 1 moved the royal residence to Madrid. Under the dictator Franco, it was rebuilt as a military museum.
|Marzipan Treats. ©James Sobredo, 2010.|
Although I did not spend much time there, I felt its significance to those walking the Camino is reason enough. Sarria it is for the next essay.
“Victor Macho.” SpainisCulture.com: 2017. http://www.spainisculture.com/en/artistas_creadores/victorio_macho.html. Web. 11 July 2017.