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With the reconquest of Granada by Ferdinand and Isabella, the value of the Alcdzar from a military point of view declined very greatly.
Probably this was the reason, or one of the reasons, why in 1504 the Catholic Sovereigns converted the building into a hospital for foundlings.
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Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries. The Escorial 225 CHAPTER VIIL Alcala de Hen ares 24a UST OF ILLUSTRATIONS- TOLEDO, Doorway of the Convent of San Antonio . • Fron Hspieci Toledo To fau page a The Alcilzar, from across the Tagus ... hi* 196 The Puerta del Sol „ „ 206 The Cobbler „ „ 208 The Calle Alcali n t» 210 The Salesas mm 212 An Open-air Hairdresser's „ ,,214 In the Moncloa— Winter mm 216 In the Moncloa — Summer n m 218 In the Americas mm 220 The Three-card Trick in the Ronda de Toledo . The approach to the venerable ex-capital of the Spains is over a sullen tract of fallow or sparsely- cultivated country, devoid of every picturesque or interesting feature; and the first extensive view of the walls is obtained from near the Puente de B 2 TOLEDO.
Copyright infringement liabili^ can be quite severe. •^0^ HAD intended this book to be a good deal • shorter. From among the heterogeneous masses of turrets, roofs, and spires, the Alcdzar and the tower of the cathedral, symbolic of the city's favourite children — the warrior and the priest — ^shoot boldly skywards. while the paving is so jagged as to render transit still more disagreeable.
No vestiges now remain; but it is known to have occupied the site of the present Hospital of the Santa Cruz, and within its walls were held the C6rtes celebrated, on the Cid's petition, to judge the conduct of the Infantes of Carri6n.
Alfonso the Sixth gave up a part of it to the nuns of San Benito, who founded I I I THE ALCJZAR, 5 there a monastery called San Pedro de las Dueftas ; and in 1202 the Calatravans were allowed to establish a priory on the same spot.
On the following morning the citizens were frozen to behold four hundred heads impaled upon the wall ; and since the sights and sounds about this horrible and haunted palace became too shocking to be borne, they lost no time in razing it completely to the ground.
But the most important of Toledo's ancient alcazars, almost adjacent to the present one, and closely associated with its history, was the Gothic edifice converted by Saracenic additions into the Palace of Galiana, captured, together with the city, by the Moors, and inhabited by Leovigild, Recared, and Wamba, as well as, after the re- conquest, by Alfonso the Sixth.
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