La Toledo province is located in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, with its capital in the homonymous city. Its proximity to other communities such as Madrid, Castilla y León or Extremadura makes it a focal point for beautiful getaways. This province is known for its natural spaces but also for its beautiful, quiet and charming villages, which have a lot to offer to those who escape from the big cities.
Let's see some of the best towns in Toledo. These towns keep a lot of history and they are also places that can be visited well in a weekend, so you can take advantage of the short trips to get to know the whole province in depth. We will see that there are many corners to discover in Toledo.
One hour from the city of Toledo is this town. One of the most interesting things to see is the old Castle of Oropesa from the XNUMXth century that is currently a parador de turismo. In any case, there are several days when you can visit the castle from the inside. This castle consisted of an old Moorish fortress from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries and the XNUMXth century which is the new castle. Right next to the castle is the Condal Palace, an old building that today is also part of the parador. After visiting the castle, we can go to the Hospital de San Juan Bautista, where the tourist office is located. Another of the old buildings of the town is the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción with a Romanesque tower from the XNUMXth century, with a Plateresque façade. We can go to the central square of the town to enjoy a snack in the bars or see the old library.
In the village of Escalona we also find a beautiful castle to visit, the Castle of Don Álvaro de Luna. This old castle was a place where different medieval lords resided, some of whom were poisoned and therefore it seems that it had a tragic history. In the plaza del infante don Juan Manuel we have the center of the town since the XNUMXth century. The council house is currently the library. This building has columns that formerly belonged to the castle. It is also possible to find remains of the Escalona wall, among which is the Puerta de San Ramón. Other things that we can see in the town is the Monastery of the Holy Incarnation or the Arch of San Miguel.
East town is located about 40 kilometers from Talavera de la Reina. As in many other towns in this province, there is a castle, Castillo de la Vela, which is very well preserved. The castle began as a watchtower and today inside is the Historical Museum of the Civil Guard. You can see the Torre de la Vela, a tower of an old fortress from the XNUMXth century. In the town square we can find the church of Santa María de los Alcázares, a XNUMXth century building.
This town is known for El Greco's painting of the burial of the Count of Orgaz. In the population we can visit the castle of Orgaz, getting the guided tours at the tourist office that is near the fortress. This 2011th century palace is located in the center of town and since XNUMX it was donated to the town by the family who had bought it as a second home. Inside you can visit its great keep or the chapel. In Orgaz you can also see the main square, or the church of Santo Tomás Apóstol.
Sure when you hear this name do you remember one of the characters from Don Quixote, because apparently Cervantes visited this town and used it in his history. In the Plaza de la Constitución we find a typical symbol of Castile, a windmill. Near this square is also the Convent of the Trinitarian Nuns. In this convent there is a museum with a collection of paintings. You can also visit the church of San Antonio Abad in the Gothic style.
A few kilometers from the city of Toledo and Ciudad Real you will find this small town. One of his most interesting visits is to the windmills, which are twelve in total and which can remind us again of the book of Don Quixote. In the medieval-style old town of Consuegra we can enjoy a great atmosphere. The Plaza de España is its most central place, where the town hall, the Arch and the Clock Tower are located. There are other points of interest such as the church of the Santísimo Cristo de Veracruz or the parish church of Santa María la Mayor.