Toledo is the capital city of Castilla - La Mancha. A medieval city and a World Heritage Site, it is one of the most visited cities in Spain and for a reason, this walled city has a great history and surprising cultural heritage that saw three distinct cultures coexisting within its walls: Arab, Jewish and Christian. Among its narrow streets, you will find traditional little shops, selling the famous Toledo gold and Toledo swords and armour. The Alcázar and the Cathedral are two of its most famous monuments, as are the Church of Santo Tomé, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz and the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, an imposing structure that was built at the command of Isabel the Catholic Queen. Toledo was also the place of residence of the Spanish painter El Greco, whose famous painting "El entierro del Conde Orgaz" is preserved in the church of Santo Tomé, you can see more of his works in the El Greco Museum. As if that were not enough! Hidden underneath Toledo, you will find the Caves of Hercules and the Roman Baths, where you can get an appreciation of the history of the city of Toledo and how the city has evolved over the years. You won’t fail to be astonished by the beauty of Toledo.
Toledo is a medieval city, a World Heritage Site, full of history. Being a destination with so much to tell, it is not surprising that Toledo is home to the incredible Puy du Fou theme park, a place where history comes alive, 1,500 years of history are told through its recreations, shows and period towns. This plan that we have created for you includes the best itinerary, one night in a hotel in the center of Toledo and admission to the Puy du Fou theme park. Knights, kings, expeditions, adventures, music, choreography... A walk through history for the whole family where you will enjoy an amazing day
If you are thinking of a weekend getaway, Toledo is a perfect city. Declared a World Heritage Site, although it has a lot of history to tell and many corners to discover, the city is small and walled so you can easily explore it on foot. In addition, at Nativics we have prepared this plan that includes 2 hotel nights in the city, this fabulous itinerary and the Tourist Bracelet of Toledo -which includes admission to seven of the most important monuments in the city- and the guided visit to the church of Santo Tomé, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca .
Toledo is a medieval city, a World Heritage Site, perfect for a getaway since it concentrates all the main places of interest in the historic center, a small nucleus that has everything close by. So that your getaway is as complete as possible, at Nativics, we have created this plan that includes the best itinerary so you don't waste time, one night in a hotel in the center of Toledo, the Toledo Monumental tourist bracelet with access to seven of the most important monuments in the city andthe guided visitto the church of Santo Tomé,>to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the Santa María la Blanca synagogue.
The Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes is the work of the architect Juan Guas, who built it in 1476 by order of Isabella I of Castile in honor of the birth of her son Juan and to be the family mausoleum. Although in the end, it was not, since the remains of the Catholic Monarchs rest in the Royal Chapel of the Cathedral of Granada, it was such a purpose that it is one of the most beautiful Elizabethan Gothic buildings in Spain. The church has only one nave that stands out for the decoration of its transept vaults and the main chapel. The cloister, the work of Enrique Egas, is a masterpiece for its Mudejar style surrounded by arches and friezes with plant and animal decorations. Of course, the emblems and coats of arms of the houses of Isabel and Fernando are other decorative elements of this monastery. Its main façade is striking for the statues that decorate it, something typical of the Elizabethan style, and for the chains hanging on it. It seems that these chains belonged to the Christians liberated by Ferdinand the Catholic in Malaga and Baeza.
Santa María la Blanca is an old synagogue converted into a church that preserves the Mudejar architecture of the time of construction. Its arches and white walls make it a temple of great beauty. It is striking for its columns decorated with capitals full of ribbons, scrolls and pine cones. These pine cones symbolize the unity of the people of Israel. The geometric figures and vegetal elements found in this building are recurring themes in Jewish iconography along with the Star of David, located in the central nave of this ancient synagogue.
The bridge of San Martin is located in the west of the historic center of Toledo. Of Gothic style, it has five arches slightly elongated in the center. The central arch stands out for being larger than the others, with more than 26 meters high over the Tajo River. At each end of the bridge are two defensive towers. Crossing the bridge of San Martin, you can enjoy beautiful views of the city with the Alcazar of Toledo in the background.
The viewpoint of Toledo, mirador de Toledo, here you have a spectacular panoramic view of the city from the other side of the Tagus River.
The Primate Cathedral of Toledo is a large Gothic-style cathedral with French influence. Its construction began in 1226 on the foundations of the Visigothic cathedral from the 6th century, which was also used as a mosque. Its exterior is noted for its three magnificent facades: the main facade, the Puerta del Reloj and the Puerta de Los Leones. Inside the cathedral is the Main Sacristy, the famous painting "El Expolio" by El Greco, a famous Spanish painter who lived in Toledo. Its bell, known as "La Gorda" is the largest in Spain weighing in at 18 tons.
Historical and representative monument of the city of Toledo. It is located in the highest area of the city and was originally built as a fortress. Its origins date back to Roman times, although many reconstructions have subsequently been carried out that have almost completely changed the monument. The Alcázar of Toledo has always been the target of wars and battles, which is why it has suffered fires, sieges and destruction as a result. Wars such as the War of Independence, the Succession or the Civil War destroyed a large part of the fortress, the last reconstruction of the monument was completed in the 1950s. Currently, this building houses the Army Museum and the Regional Library of Castilla-La Mancha.
Toledo's main square and nerve center of the city was formerly a souk where cattle were sold. Hence its name which means "beast market" in Arabic. This almost triangular square has hardly changed its layout since the Middle Ages and has access to the most representative monuments of the city.
This Church in Toledo is home to the famous painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz", by El Greco, a Spanish painter who lived in the city. The construction of this parish is believed to have been started in 1085, by Alfonso VI. It was almost completely rebuilt in the 14th century by Count Orgaz and major modifications were carried out in the 16th and 17th centuries, but it still retains elements of Mudejar art, such as its characteristic tower, and inside there are five chapels and several sculptures.
This mosque began its construction in the year 999, at the time of caliphal splendor. Currently and has been centuries, a Catholic church, hence its name: Cristo de la Luz. Although small, its architecture and decoration are similar to the Mosque of Córdoba which, together with the reconstructions and adaptations over the years, have made this temple one of the most important monuments of Hispano-Muslim and Mudejar architecture in Spain and is considered a to be one of the jewels in Toledo.
Puy du Fou is a theme park where you can travel through history represented in its grandiose shows, the recreations of the towns inside the complex, and its corners full of restaurants serving a great variety of gastronomic products from each era.
Music, costumes, setting and decoration, everything is designed to make you live more than 1,500 years of Spanish history.
Among its daytime shows are El Último Cantar, which tells the exploits of El Cid; A Pluma y Espada, where you can relive the adventures of the writer Lope de Vega; Cetrería de Reyes, with more than 200 birds and an aerial show of raptors; Allende la Mar Océana, a representation that will immerse you in the exciting journey that took Columbus and his crew to the Old Continent; El Vagar de Los Siglos, through which you can enjoy and learn from all the anonymous heroes of history who managed to transform the history of Spain.
As a night show, El Sueño de Toledo is a grandiose and excellent scenographic representation in which you will travel through more than 1,500 years of history. Undoubtedly, the icing on the cake of this fabulous historical park is certainly not lacking in detail.
From Nativics we have prepared this medieval route by car for 5 days through the cities of Toledo, Ávila, Salamanca and Segovia. All of them were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It includes 4 nights of accommodation in the two Castillas with one hotel night in each city for you to enjoy day and night and the best itinerary with suggestions and practical advice.
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