In the 18th century, part of the lands located on the banks of the Tajo River where it flows away from the city were designated for industrial use. In 1760, Carlos III created the Royal Weapons Factory in order to supply the Spanish Army. In 1780, this industry found its permanent home in this building, a project by the arquitect Sabatini, designer of the Royal Palace in Madrid. After various remodelings, it is now considered an urbanistic model of a city-garden. Tree-lined boulevards and neo-classic and neo-Mudejar buildings make up this complex, which in 1997 became part of the Toledo campus of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Bus: 3