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Top 8 places to see in Toledo
Known as the “City of Three Cultures” because Christians, Muslims and Jews lived peacefully there since the 8th century, Toledo, Spain is an incredible trip back in time. These are only the best of the city’s endless list of hidden gems.
1. Toledo Cathedral
As a monumental example of a High Gothic cathedral, some call the Toledo Cathedral the best of its kind in all of Spain.
2. Museum of Santa Cruz
What the art museum lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The highlight of the museum is its El Greco collection, most notably the magnificent Retablo de la Asuncion.
3. Puente de San Martín
This epic medieval bridge spans across the Tagus river. Built in the late 14th century, it is still an architectural wonder with its five arches spanning at the longest 40 meters.
4. Castillo de San Servando
Be warned, this magnificent castle is closed to the public. Admire it from the outside or book a hotel room on the inside with Residencia Juvenil Castillo San Servando.
5. Alcazar of Toledo
You can’t miss this massive complex overlooking the city. Today it houses a never-ending military museum; understanding Spanish history is understanding Spanish conquest.
6. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Describing this stunning Gothic monastery is impossible. The main cloister is the highlight with its high carved ceilings—seeing it may be the best 2.50€ you’ve ever spent.
7. River Tagus
Surrounding the city on three sides, the Tagus river provides a scenic walkway throughout the area. Pack a lunch or go fishing; centering your afternoon along this river is a must.
8. Puerta de Bisagra Nueva
The Puerta de Bisagra Nueva is the greatest of the city gates of Toledo and a fine example of Moorish influence. Entering the Old City doorway and exploring is a Toledo favorite.
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Planning Your Visit
Take The Tours
Toledo is a historical epicenter and with a guided tour the leading experts’ inside scoop is at your fingertips. The Toledo Tourist Office in Plaza del Consistorio may well be worth a visit, they’ll even give you a free guide and map.
Toledo’s 24 Hour Card
Especially if you’re planning to arrive from Madrid, think about buying a Toledo Card, which includes the fare for a high-speed train from Spain’s capital. Lots of other bonuses too: entry to museums, monuments, and guided tours.
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- Best time to visit
- The best time to visit is late spring, when the city is in bloom, the temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, and the crowds are still thin.
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What people are saying about Toledo
it is amazing one day trip from the active life of Madrid to Historical cities “Toledo & Segovia” we enjoyed it specially with the amazing tour guide Khan , and the driver antonio. Definitely i recommend this activity
Amazing experience! Although it’s a lot to see in a short time, the tour guide provides an excellent wholistic overview to grasp the essence of the beautiful cities.
Khan was an amazing guide, super friendly! I have no idea how he remembered so much information about Toledo and Segovia - truly impressive.
Excelente! Andrea fue espectacular. Nos explicó todo y siempre dispuesta y abierta para cualquier pregunta.
The tour was nice. The guide was also amazing and very informative.