Top Tours & Activities 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.
As a monumental example of a High Gothic cathedral, some call the Toledo Cathedral the best of its kind in all of Spain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+34
- Best time to visitThe 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
Tour was great except we didn't see much of Toledo due to heavy fog however the tour guide Staffi (hope it's the correct spelling) was the best guide I had since I came to Spain. She was very passionate when speaking about the historical areas and was very friendly towards the group. Not to mention she was very helpful and answered all the questions with enthusiasm. I would definitely recommend this trip to Toledo and Segovia even though you couldn't see much in Toledo. You should definitely try to get Staffi as your tour guide, she is remarkable and easily likeable.
Trip was last minute. All great. Our guide, Alfonso, was excellent and spoke great English.
Great Day exploring Toledo with this guided tour. It was very nice to have everything planned for us, including the admissions to the must-see sites of Toledo. Guide was personable and spoke in both English and Spanish. Fully recommend!
I really enjoyed the whole tour of beautiful Holy Toledo and Alfonso was such a knowledgeable and accommodating guide - well worth the money!
Nice guide but the monument selection omission of best monuments included on the paid bracelet were disappointing Every body in the tour wants to see the cathedral and el Greco museum but this wan not included