If you are traveling to Madrid, take into account its surroundings, do not miss the city of Toledo, located just 70 kilometers from Madrid. You will enjoy either with a half-day or full day tour. Discover the magic of Toledo do not miss the experience!
Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, Toledo keeps behind its walls a monumental and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The great attraction of Toledo is its historic architecture and a simple walk along its streets was designed to get lost. From the very entrance to the city by any of its doors, Toledo grabs you and immerses you in its magical atmosphere of legend.
The essential places to visit in Toledo include Zocodover Square, the monumental Town Hall Square, where the Cathedral of Toledo is located, the church of Santo Tome which keeps the famous painting of El Greco.
Speaking about the synagogues or mosques, we recommend you to visit the Synagogue Santa Maria la Blanca (Saint Mary, the White), considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing, its Moorish style makes it look like a mosque and its following transformation into a Christian church, reflects the mixture of the three cultures. Toledo is amazing.
La artesanía de Toledo craftsmanship is globally recognized. There are many souvenir and gift shops that sell traditional products from Toledo. The famous steel has always been legendary. The best swords from the XVI and XVII Centuries were from Toledo, its river, the Tajo, attributed the properties to give quality to its sheets of metal.
There are also many other craft shops and souvenirs typical of Toledo as the famous “Handcrafted marzipan from Toledo” is a very typical sweet in Toledo Gastronomy is another attraction of Toledo. Toledo cuisine is especially based around hunting and slaughtering, with its famous garlic soup, roasts and partridge stews, you can also enjoy of the tasty and delicious “tapas”.