Favorite thing: If you are looking for nightlife this city is not it. I did enjoy a few great bars while there, but not suggested for those of you looking for the party =). Don't get me wrong, I loved Toledo. It does have great and amazing cultural sites!!
We enjoyed Toledo but made the mistake of spending two days there. You really can see most everything in one day.
We were surprised how unfriendly people were in town. The only spot in Spain that was like this. A local man told us it was because of the swarm of tourists that invaded the town everyday. The people were just plain tired of the tourists....
Favorite thing: No matter how old Toledo could be, its a living town in modern era. As a result, there's sometimes sudden traffic jam made up of cars inside the old town. And that gives you an opportunity to see the Spaniards making their 'loud' point!
Favorite thing: Toledo old town was built on hills and thus it takes lots a walking up and down. So the map may not save you enough time and you shouldn't be on a tight schedule if you wanna see all parts of the old town properly.
Favorite thing: After that ... We were so thrilled (hahaha) that we urgently needed a bathroom... I just realized that I had not seen a WC anywere in Toledo... So, if you need one, there is this yellow building next to the wood house... It´s kind of hided and it doesnt say it is a WC... Also it is very dirty, but... When you have to go... You have to go...
Favorite thing: In front of the wood house, was this woman statue... We took some pictures cause it was kind of nice and remembered us to a Disney cartoon... But when we saw the picture, the eyes and the mouth were red (and in real life they werent)....
Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) is a very nice and ancient building, situated at Plaza del Consistorio, close to the Cathedral and the Archiepiscopal Palace; its a very important place, because you'll find there the Tourist Information Office!
El Ayuntamiento es un antiguo y atractivo edificio, ubicado en la Plaza del Consistorio, cercano a la Catedral y al Palacio Arzobispal; es un lugar verdaderamente importante, porque allí encoantrarás la Oficina de Información Turística!
The contrast between the walled golden city and the blue sky... The contrast between the historical town and the bucolic landscape that surrounds the walls, left indelible memories on my mind.
El contraste entre la dorada ciudad amurallada y el cielo azul... El contraste entre el lugar histórico y el bucólico paisaje que rodea las murallas, dejaron recuerdos imborrables en mi mente.
Favorite thing: I felt like I had stepped back into the Middle Ages while walking through Toledo's labyrinth of twisting streets. The Medieval feel is further enhanced by the ancient Roman wall that lends an air of solidity to the place.
Toledo rises out of the flat Spanish countryside like one of its many church spires rises over a narrow street. The Romans arrived in the First Century A.D. taking full advantage of the mountainaous location surrounded by a protective river. They further fortified the city centuries later by building a protective wall.
Fondest memory: Make sure you walk around the edges of historic Toledo and view the River Tagus from different vantage points.
Favorite thing: While the confusing streets of Toledo can be a bit frustrating if you're looking for a specific sight, they are also one its most charming characteristics. You might consider buying a good map so as to avoid all the confusion, but I just kind of walked around and allowed myself to get lost. No matter where you end up, you're sure to find a quiet courtyard, small square or an interesting doorway to hold your attention.
Favorite thing: The Romans, Visigoths and Moors all left their marks on Toledo and you'll see this in the architecture around you. Arched doorways, a maze-like street plan, symmetrical structures and Renaissance art make the city intriguing for architecture buffs.
I know that the photos if myself are not my best. Anyway, please forgive me! I was exhausted.
While strolling around with the friends, we stopped in one square for coffee.
There was a group of old,obviously retired people, talking and making comments about different subjects, something that reminded me of Greece.
The guide of our group suggested on our going for a round.
As I was already tired of the sightseeing of the previous days (you know what I mean, one guide speaking without stop), I decided to explore the city on my own.
Some friends decided to follow me.
Favorite thing: Toledo is one of the oldest towns in Spain. The capital of an Iberian tribe, it was captured by the Romans in 192BC and given the name of Toletum. Under the Visigots (between 534 and 712) it again enjoyed the capital status. During the Moorish period the town was known as Tolaitola. In 1087 Toledo become the residence of the kings of Castile and ecclesiastical center of the whole of Spain. With the transfer of the capital to Madrid by Philip II in 1561 the town lost all political importance...