Toledo Travel Guide

Toledo has been one of the essential centres of European medieval times.  Roman author Titus Livius, was the first person, to have referred to the area as a ‘small fortified town’. Fortification has always held a chief parameter in history.  It still stands evident today, when tourists come here to explore the monumental grandeur.

Toledo Cityscape

Toledo was Spain’s capital till 1560, and all through the Gothic era. This explains why it has amazing medieval architecture, and they have been well maintained. When you walk through the streets, you will feel like you have stepped back to the Middle Ages, and all you need is probably the clothes they used to wear, to get into the perfect mood! Toledo is dramatically located on top of a gorge which overlooks the Río Tajo. It was addressed as the ‘city of three cultures’ during the Middle Ages, since it blended the communities of Christians, Muslims and Jews together. They all lived in harmony, and their cultural significance still remains. Discover the vestiges of their unique cultural combination which you get through modern Toledo. From the Horseshoe-arched mosques, one of Spain’s finest Gothic cathedrals, to the Sephardic synagogues, you get to go deep into the historical core and the layers keep getting deeper. If you have more time, you can discover Visigothic and Roman roots. Toledo people have always been fond of art, and the best way to explore that would be to see the haunting canvases of El Greco! Take some time out to buy some gold ducats from the renowned artisans at present, and of course sample through some recommended cuisine.


Best Time to visit Toledo

Best Time to Visit Toledo Toledo goes through a typical continental climate like most parts of Spain. Summers last from May to September, and the area remains hot and dry. From December to February you get mild winters and sometimes...

How to get to Toledo

How to get To Toledo Toledo By Air The nearest airport to Toledo is in Madrid, from which you have to opt for other transports. The easiest way to come here from other parts of Spain, or from abroad, is to...

Top things to do in Toledo

Toledo Points of interest Catedral Primada (Toledo Cathedral): The architectural structure has been used as a temple for centuries but existed as a church from 19th century. In the 6th century, it was a church under Visigoth King Recaredo, which...

Holidays and Festivals in Toledo

Toledo Events and Festivals Semana Santa (March 20-27) Easter at Toledo has been declared to be an International Tourist’s Interest. The city appeals due to their peculiar scenario of narrow and steep streets. Thus, when the processions pass at night,...

Toledo in one-day itinerary

Toledo in one-day itinerary One day at the ‘city of the three cultures’ is too little to tour, but if that’s how much you have to spend, we have to try out the best to plan it out for you....

Foods and Drinks to try in Toledo

Foods To Try in Toledo Meats The rich cuisine of Toledo is stressed through hunting and slaughtering! There are numerous partridge stews in stock, which are cooked with onion, garlic, and bay leaf base. They are also pickled and consumed...

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