What to see in Toledo

What to see in Toledo

Many Visitors who arrive in the capital decide to see other nearby cities such as Toledo., since it is located a short distance from Madrid. This city, located on a hill in the community of Castilla la Mancha, offers a lot of history and beautiful monuments in a quiet environment that all visitors like.

En Toledo there is much to see, so a couple of days would be recommended to be able to see everything that is of interest calmly. In its streets you can find Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments, which tells us about a great past linked to this city.

Toledo Cathedral

Toledo Cathedral

The Cathedral of Santa María also known as Catedral Primada is the most important religious building in this city. Count with one beautiful Gothic style and construction began in the XNUMXth century. Three doors can be seen on the main facade. The Door of Forgiveness, the Door of the Last Judgment and the Door of Hell. On the north side is the Puerta del Reloj, which is the oldest. The Puerta de los Leones is the largest and most modern. The tower also stands out and is the only one although there were two projected. It has a Gothic style with Mudejar influences. Inside you can see several richly decorated chapels and we also find the tombs of Enrique II of Castile, Eleanor of Aragon or Juan I of Castile.

Alcazar of Toledo

Alcazar of Toledo

This is one of the essentials that must be seen in Toledo. A fortification built on rock in the upper part of the city. Inside the Alcazar you can see the great Library of Castilla la Mancha and the Military Museum. In addition, behind the Alcázar there are some beautiful gardens through which to stroll. To enter the building you must first purchase a ticket.

Mirador del Valle

Mirador del Valle

If you want to have one impressive panoramic view of the city of ToledoYou should not miss visiting the Mirador del Valle. It is a well-known site, since the views of the city are impressive. As the city is also perched on a hill, we find a wonderful picture to take the best photographs.

Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca

Synagogue

The city of Toledo stood out for being a place where Christians, Arabs and Jews lived in harmony, each with their beliefs, culture and religions. That is why today we can see buildings like this, a synagogue that is located in the Jewish quarter. It dates from the XNUMXth century and when we see it we will realize why that name of 'La Blanca'. It stands out for its great beauty and those white tones that make it impress as soon as you see it.

Puerta de la Bisagra and walls

Hinge Door

Toledo was a fortified and walled city for added security. Nowadays, several entrance gates to the city are preserved, the most famous being the Puerta de la Bisagra, which is a tower built as a triumphal arch through which to enter the city and in which we can see the coat of arms of Carlos V. In the city you can also see part of the wall and gates such as that of Alcántara or that of Alfonso VI.

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

This is a XNUMXth century Franciscan monastery. In it you can see the mixture of Gothic and Mudejar styles that was still present in this area. The cloister is undoubtedly one of its most beautiful areas, made up of ribbed vaults in the galleries and a beautiful central garden to walk around and enjoy the good weather. In some areas of the monastery you can see richly decorated ceilings with Mudejar-style patterns.

Mosque of Cristo de la Luz

Toledo Mosque

This mosque is the only one left standing and that it predates the Christian reconquest. It is not a large mosque but it is worth seeing. Inside we can see the arches and vaults typical of mosques. During the years of the reconquest, some parts were added, such as the apse area.

Plaza Zocodover

Plaza Zocodover

If you are one of those who enjoys walking through cities and getting lost in their streets, you will almost certainly have to pass through Plaza Zocodover, which it's like the main square of Toledo. It is a central place where many of its streets converge. In this lively square today we can see bars and some shops. There are some curiosities around it and it is that under its surface there are some old buried public urinals. We must also know that this was where events such as acts of faith or even bullfights were held and that in this square the corpses of people without families were exposed centuries ago to raise funds for their burial.

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