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  • 1 Cigarrales Tour Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Carretera de Circunvalación E - Toledo

    Toledo's situation is unique, and can be appreciated all the more from the Cigarrales, extensive olive groves on the south bank of the River Tagus (accessed by the Carretera de Circunvalación as far as Puente de San Martín), where there are several v..

  • 2 The Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    C. Arco Palacio 2 E - 45002 Toledo

    In 1227, Saint Ferdinand III decided to undertake the building of a Cathedral. Building continued until the end of the 15C and so all the stages of Spanish Gothic appear in it. The richness of the carved decoration and the collection of works of art ..

  • 3 Old Toledo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 45001 Toledo

    The delightful Mudéjar decoration of the 14C Sinagoga del Tránsito, the intricately carved capitals of Santa María la Blanca (a former 12C synagogue), the rich carving of the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes and the Plateresque façade of the Museo..

  • 4 Museum of Santa Cruz Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Miguel de Cervantes 3 E - 45003 Toledo

    A fine plateresque building, the façade of which is the work of Covarrubias. The interior architecture is notable for the size of the nave and the transept, which depict a Greek cross on two levels. The museum houses a fine collection of paintings an..

  • 5 Tavera Hospital Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Cardenal Tavera 2 E - 45003 Toledo

    The hospital was founded in the 16C by Cardinal Tavera. After the Civil War, the Duchess of Lerma established, in the left-hand wing, magnificent apartments in the style of the 17C. On the ground floor is a fine library and among the paintings on dis..

  • 6 Sinagoga del Tránsito Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Samuel Leví E - 45002 Toledo

    Of the many synagogues originally built in the Jewish quarter of Toledo, only this one and that of Santa María la Blanca survive to this day. The marvellous Mudéjar decoration inside this small, relatively plain building comes as a pleasant surprise...

  • 7 Monastery of St John of the Kings Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Reyes Catolicos 17 E - 45002 Toledo

    The outside of the monastery is relatively austere. The interior by contrast is very representative of the Isabelline style, as it mixes flamboyant Gothic with some Mudéjar and even Renaissance touches. The cloister has a noble appearance with its fl..

  • 8 House of Victorio Macho Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaza del Victorio Macho 2 E - Toledo

    Returning from exile in 1952 after the Civil War, Victorio Macho (born in 1887, leading light of the Spanish avant-garde) had this house-studio constructed by friend and architect Secundido Zuazo. The site, known as Roca Tarpeya, has a fine view over..

  • 9 House of El Greco Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Paseo del Tránsito E - 45002 Toledo

    At the beginning of this new century, the Marquis de Vega Inclan decided to put together a small museum dedicated to El Greco close to the artist's house. This represents a reconstruction of the artist's studio, in a typically Toledan 16C setting. Th..

  • 10 Saint Mary the White Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Reyes Católicos 4 E - 45002 Toledo

    The main Jewish temple in Toledo at the end of the 12C, it was given in 1405 to the Knights of Calatrava, after having been transformed into a church. In spite of all that, the interior has retained the characteristic style of the Almohade Arabs. Fiv..

  • 11 San Roman Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    San Román, s/n E - 45002 Toledo

    This Mudéjar church has a fine tower which is almost identical to that of Saint Tomé. Built in the 13C, the walls are covered with frescoes portraying the resurrection of the dead. The church houses elsewhere the collections of the Museum of the Coun..

  • 12 Santo Tomé Church

    Religious buildings

    Conde, s/n E - 45002 Toledo

    The church is famous as it houses an important picture by El Greco: The Funeral of the Count of Orgaz. This work, painted in 1586, recalls the miracle of the appearance of Saint Augustine and Saint Stephen, who came to bury the Count of Orgaz themsel..

  • 13 Alcazar

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Cuesta del Alcazar E - 45001 Toledo

    Before it became the residence of Charles V, the Alcazar was El Cid's fortress. Today, the monument to the victory stands in front of the façade. You can visit the basement where the families of the «Cadets» lived and upstairs, the office of Colonel ..

  • 14 Christ of the Light Church

    Religious buildings

    Cuesta de Carmelitas Descalzas 10 E - 45003 Toledo

    The Arabs built a mosque on the ruins of a Visigoth temple. In the 12C it was transformed into a Mudéjar church. It is said that Alfonso VI discovered a figure of Christ here illuminated by a Visigoth lamp. This « Christ of the Light» gave the church..

  • 15 Church of Santiago del Arrabal

    Religious buildings

    C. Real de Arrabal E - 45003 Toledo

    This beautiful restored Mudéjar church contains the highly decorated Gothic-Mudéjar pulpit from which Saint Vincent Ferrier is said to have preached. Note the interesting 16C altarpiece.

  • 16 Taller del Moro

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Taller del Moro, s/n E - 45002 Toledo

    This building is based on an old Mudéjar palace. It was later used to store materials intended for use in the building of the Cathedral. In the rooms, some small windows are linked through horseshoe-shaped openings decorated with atauriques (leaf or ..

  • 17 Old Bisagra Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de Alfonso VI E - 45003 Toledo

    By breaching the old Arab town wall, Alfonso VI was able to enter Toledo. The Puerta Antigua de Bisagra is the last relic of this exploit.

  • 18 New Bisagra Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    C. Real de Arrabal E - 45003 Toledo

    Created in 1550 by Covarrubias, this gate was enlarged in the time of Philip II. It is made up of two round towers which face the road from Madrid and surround a gigantic Imperial coat of arms.

  • 19 Alcantara Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ronda de Juanelo E - 45001 Toledo

    On the town wall, close to the bridge, is a plaque commemmorating the escape of Saint John of the Cross. The bridge dates from the 13C and from it you can see the battlements of the 14C San Servando Castle. From one part or another of the bridge, a M..

  • 20 Saint Martin's Bridge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bida San Martin E - 45002 Toledo

    Rebuilt in the 14C following flooding, this medieval bridge has a beautiful crenelated octagonal tower.

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