Almonacid Castle

Although not known for sure its origin most likely question of Moorish origin. Cu enta According to tradition, the castle was conquered by El Cid at the time of swimming rei fonso Al VI, renamed Alm as del Cid, a name that would become Almonacid. In this castle he was imprisoned Count Gijon because of its claims to secure the throne of Toledo.

Masonry built of masonry. Determines the main hall and continuity of defense walls, from 12- 15 meters. On the south side the wall is straight and is reinforced with three curvilinear towers to the east, is also straight and ends with a tower northeast of irregular plant.

Surrounding this great hall grated amu is a coastal path, about 3 meters wide, sheltered by a crenellated contramuro. Around this complex is a shallow open fosco entirely surrounding the inner fortaleza.El is very deteriorated only retains some mud wall.


Castle of Almonacid.

Chapel Nuestra Señora de la Oliva

One of the cough Monument of interest that can be visited in Almonacid de Toledo is the Shrine of Our Lady of Olives built in honor of the town's patron, the Virgen de la Oliva. This temple dates from the XVT century and is located a few kilometers from the village, framed in a natural setting worthy of seeing.

Building a Latin cross, with three separate five naves arches and pillars Susten States. The nave has a barrel vault and transverse arc divided into five sections with lunettes. It highlights the dome on scallops and the altar decorated with frescoes by Alonso de Arco, like the chapel, which reflects a Marian catechism.

Today, the chapel is restored and inserted into a set of buildings recently home to a religious community. Inside the olive reciento where they say the Virgin appeared preserved.

ermita nuestra seora de la oliva

Chapel of Ntra. Sra. de la Oliva.

Parish Church of San Antonio Abad

This temple, which is located in the center of the village, tt was erected in the year 1576, being able and look inside painting s of Alonso del Arco.

It is a building of Latin cross with a single nave divided into quarter sections in turn divided by pilasters with Ionic capitals and covered with a barrel vault. Outside are three buttresses and side to counter the thrust of the vault. It is located in tran corners reinforced with granite blocks.

The tower is divided into four sections. The fourth body has a bell tower and arches with a bracket cornice in brick, the roof is hipped with curved tiles.
His condition is good and should restore to maintaining their type and style.

Data of interested of Almonacid de Toledo

Holidays at Almonacid de Toledo

  • "San Blas" ( February 3, a local food is realized)
  • "Romería a la Ermita de Nuestra Senora de la Oliva" (1 May)
  • "Virgen de la Oliva" (Patron, August 15)

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