Toledo Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedral of Saint Mary

    The central gate is the Puerta del Perdon (Door of Forgiveness) because when it was built in the 15th century, indulgences were sold here and those who came through this gate sins' were supposed to be...

  • 2. Alcazar

    Alcazar is the famous fortress of Toledo which has hosted the King of Spain for a short period during 16th century. After being the imperial residence, it has become a military academy. It also houses...

  • 3. Santa Maria la Blanca Sinagoga

    This synagogue is one of the oldest continually occupied buildings in Europe. It was built beginning in 1203. The building is also referred to as St. Mary of the White. The inside of the building...

  • 4. Iglesia De Santo Tome

    One of the main reasons I was looking forward to seeing Toledo was to see the famous El Greco painting, "the Burial of the Count of Orgaz". El Greco is definitely a painter I like very much. You...

  • 5. Plaza de Zocodover

    This is the main plaza of the city. Buses to and from the train station and bus terminal stop here, fast food restaurants are here, and even a children's tourist train stops here. The plaza is built...

  • 6. Walking

    I'm not going to write about the main tourist sights/sites (apart from the stunning Cathedral) because there is ample information on Vt about these already. But do walk the old part Toledo, as much...

  • 7. Puerta del Sol

    If you enter the walls of Toledo through the Puerta de Bisagra and go up Calle Real del Arrabal, you'll come upon the Puerta del Sol. This Mudejar gate was built during the 14th century, and it was...

  • 8. Puente de San Martin

    The Puente de San Martin served as the western entrance to the city, Dating from the late 14th century, this was at one time the longest bridge of its kind. Its span is 40 meters and stands 27 meters...

  • 9. Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

    This monastery was originally built by the Reyes Catolicos, who wanted to commemorate the Battle of Toro, which paved the way for the unification of Spain under one crown. Also it honored the birth of...

  • 10. Casa de El Greco - The El Greco Museum

    Pictures of Domenikos Theotokopulos (El Greco) and his pupils could be found in the museum. View of Toledo painted by El Greco and a many more great pictures of him. The house where the museum is...

  • 11. Sephardic Museum

    The Catholic Monarchs founded the SPANISH INQUISITION to root out those who didn't practice Christianity. The Inquisition was responsible for 12,000 deaths over 300 years, 2,000 of them in the 1480's....

  • 12. Sinagoga del Transito

    Further up the road from the Santa Maria de Blanca museum is the Transito Synagogue. It is much more rewarding to visit. Built in 1357 by Samuel HaLevi Abufalia, when there was a large and...

  • 13. Ayuntamiento - City Hall

    Toledo is surrounded by massive fortifications that have survived in good shape to this day. Besides gates Cambron and Alcantara mensioned above, there are impressive gates Del Sol and Bisagra, as...

  • 14. Puerta de Bisagra

    The Puerta Nueva de Bisagra Gate is the main entrance to the old city. The gate is also known as the The new Bisagra Gate as there are two. The old Bisagra gate faces into the old city and was built...

  • 15. Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada

    The history of this impressive cathedral dates back to 1227. There is so much to talk about in each section of this cathedral so I skip the details which can be read in the website. I will focus more...

  • 16. Mezquita de Cristo de la Luz

    One of the few preserved edifices standing since before the Christian reconquest of Toledo, the Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz was built in the 10th century as a mosque. It was later converted into a...

  • 17. St. Tome Church

    Santo Tome Church is not a spectacular one with its architecture. However, it hosts "The Burial of Count Orgaz" which can be counted as one of the masterpieces from El Greco. There are many details in...

  • 18. El Greco

    This is located in the southwestern part of town, in the Juderia (Jewish Quarter). This despite the fact that there is no proof that El Greco actually ever lived at this house. In any case they try to...

  • 19. Puerta del Cambron

    In the Western corner of the old city there are three interesting sites: San Juan monastery, gate Cambron, palace La Cava. Unfortunately the beautiful Gothic San Juan monastery was being renovated at...

  • 20. Santa Cruz Museum

    The Santa Cruz museum was originally an orphanage and its former wards are filled with a varied collection of furniture, tapestries and art from the 16th and 17th Centuries, most notable of which are...

  • 21. Castillo de San Servando

    The Castillo de San Sermando was in its day, Toledo’s defenses however today is it only what remains of the fortifications. Built during the 11th century on the ruins of other buildings, there have...

  • 22. Jewish Quarter

    Toledo has a rich Jewish history and two surviving synagogues attest to it. In a beautifully decorated XIV century synagogue Transito there is a small but good museum telling the story of Spanish...

  • 23. City Walls

    Walk along the city walls but be careful if you're walking on them, it is a steep fall! Because of Toledo's location, surrounded by the river on three sides, the only possible way to attack Toledo...

  • 24. Plaza de Toros

    The Plaza de Toros was opened for bullfights in 1866 with a seating capacity of 9,900 seats. Today the venue holds various events as well as bullfights on holidays. Tickets can be purchased at the...

  • 25. Church of Saint John of the Kings

    The church is also known as Iglesia de San Juan de los Reyes. The architecture is Gothic and has an ornate cloister. The construction of the church began in 1477 on the orders of Fernando and Isabel...

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