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 .
Lodging in a central hotel in Toledo
Tourist Bracelet with tickets to:
Guided tour of Santo Tomé, Santa María la Blanca and the Monastery of San Juan de los Kings
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
Other transfers not mentioned
Entrance to the interior of the Alcázar de Toledo and Military Museum
Entrance to the Primate Cathedral of Toledo
Other tickets that are not included in the Toledo tourist bracelet
Guide in other visits other than the church of Santo Tomé, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
If you want to add transport to get to Toledo, if you need a rental car in Toledo, if you want to add or remove days from the proposed experience or if you want to customize your trip, do not hesitate to contact us and we will find the option that best suits you.
Once you arrive at your hotel in downtown Toledo, you can take the opportunity to stroll around this beautiful medieval city, this city of La Mancha is one of the most visited cities in Spain... The charm of its beauty is that, within its walls, three cultures lived together in relative peace for decades: Muslims, Jews and Christians. , Each of them added a piece of character to the city, which is still preserved today and which we are going to discover this weekend. For today, take the opportunity to get lost in the narrow streets of the city, discover the Plaza de Zocodover, the old souk of the city and now the main square and, if you have time, go to the Mirador del Valle, from where you can see spectacular panoramic views of the city. Getting to this viewpoint will take 10 minutes if you do it by car or 30 minutes if you walk from the Plaza de Zocodover. If you arrive in time to see the sunset, it will be the perfect end to the day.
If you have time, you can also visit the Caves of Hercules, which contain a Roman cistern, and the Roman Baths, both of which are free to enter. These subway tours will allow you to understand the historical grandeur of Toledo from its foundations.
Typical sweets: marzipan, delicacies, toledanas, marquesas.
La Abadía Restaurant
Venta de Aires Restaurant
Restaurant ar the Museum of Castilla-La Mancha Produce
We start the route to discover the city of the three cultures. The first visit will be to the Primate Cathedral of Toledo. This great cathedral of Gothic style with French influence, the construction began in 1226 on the foundations of the Visigothic cathedral of the sixth century, which was also used as a mosque. As soon as you arrive you will be impressed by the beauty of its architecture. If you walk around the building, you will discover its three magnificent facades: the main facade, the Clock Gate and the Lions Gate. If you want to enter, the ticket is purchased on the premises, there is no other option. Inside is the Sacristy, of relevant importance because it is where the famous painting of "El Expolio", by El Greco, a famous painter who lived in Toledo, is exhibited. Its bell, the largest in Spain with 18 tons, is another of the highlights of this building. Once you have visited the Primate Cathedral of Toledo, it is time to visit the Church of Santo Tomé, more modest but of great value for what it houses inside, the famous painting of El Greco called "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz". Leaving the parish, if you are a lover of El Greco's paintings, you can go to the Museum of El Greco, but if not, it is a dispensable visit. Right after visiting these Christian temples, it is time to enter the Jewish quarter. There we will visit two synagogues: the Synagogue of El Tránsito and the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, one next to the other. Walking down Calle de los Reyes Católicos, you will arrive at the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. This Mudejar-style synagogue stands out for its ornate interior and white walls with horseshoe arches. Its beauty makes it a must-see. Continuing with our itinerary, the next monument to discover is the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes. This monastery was built by Isabella the Catholic as a place to bury her mortal remains and those of her husband. Although this was not the case, in the end, you can get an idea of the dedication with which this monument was built. When you leave the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, a five-minute walk away you will find the Bridge of San Martin, take the opportunity to cross it and contemplate the Tagus River. Afterwards, it is time to sit down for lunch. You can do it in this western part of the city or go back across the bridge to the Plaza Zocodover
. Once you finish eating, to end the walk through the three cultures you can not miss the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Its architectural and decorative elements are a miniature sample of the Mosque of Cordoba, so surely this jewel of Islamic art and the legends it hides will not leave you indifferent.
The Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes was ordered to be built by Isabella the Catholic to the architect Juan Guas, after winning the battle of Toro and in honor of the birth of her son Juan. Her intention, after she marveled at the city of Toledo, was that her remains along with those of her husband would rest in this monument. During construction, Queen Isabella made several changes as she wanted it to be a monument without precedent. On the first visit to the Monastery, despite its large dimensions and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Toledo, she was not satisfied and told the architect: " for this, you have brought me here?" It wasn't grandeur enough for her. In the end, the place chosen for eternal rest was the Cathedral of Granada, specifically in the Royal Chapel, where the remains of the Catholic Monarchs lie.
We start today in a big way, entering the Alcázar de Toledo and its military Museum. The most beautiful thing about this fortress is the outside, so we recommend that you go around it to see all its facades. Inside it houses the Military Museum and the Library of Castilla La Mancha, from where spectacular views of the city can be appreciated. The complete visit to the Alcázar will take you at least 2 hours and on Sunday it is free. Also take the opportunity to go up to the cafeteria of the Library of the Alcázar, from there you can enjoy spectacular views of the city while you rest. Once you leave the Alcázar, you can take the opportunity to take a walk through the steep streets of Toledo and see the medieval shops with all kinds of armour, swords and gold from Toledo.
The important thing while you make this tour of Toledo is that you let yourself get lost a bit in its narrow streets and enter its medieval-style shops, where steel swords and the famous Damascene gold of Toledo are sold. The streets are full of slopes so it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes. And of course, also remember that you are in La Mancha, land of good products such as cheese, saffron, wine and olive oil.
You will have a guide for visits to the Church of Santo Tomé, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the synagogue of Santa María la Blanca who will provide you with the Toledo tourist bracelet.
Days of the activity: Wednesday to Sunday
Start time: 12:30pm
Languages: English and Spanish
What does this activity include?
Departure point of the visit: Town Hall Square
Place of return: Jewish Quarter
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