Toledo Warnings and Dangers

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  • Toledo. Pickpocket dangers

    by Bentlegs Written Oct 9, 2009

    Living in Spain, we thought we were aware of all the tricks pickpockets get up to, however we were nearly caught out in Toledo. Four of us were passing through the Puerta de Bisagra, there was no one else around. Suddenly three of us felt something wet drop on our backs. It looked like bird poo, green and slimey-must have been a big bird we said! A young couple appeared from nowhere. They looked Mexican/South American in appearance and looked like fellow tourists with cameras etc. She got out a pack of tissues and kept giving them to us, urging us to wipe the splashes off each other. Looking back they were very clever at creating confusion. Our female companion was pushed out of the way several times when she tried to help. The woman pointed upwards to the roof of the arch as if to say it was birds but I could see nothing there at all, no traces of bird droppings. My husband kept his hand on his bag all the time and I moved mine (which I always carry diagonally over my shoulder) round to the front. I found my headphones from the tourist bus trip were dangling down by my legs but thought I had pulled them out of my pocket in reaching for a tissue. After a few minutes, the man told us there was a water tap nearby where we could clean ourselves up.
    We found the water tap and to our surprise, there was another middle aged couple there, cleaning themselves up and they told me there had been an attempted robbery-exactly the same modus operandi as with us.
    Luckily in both cases nothing had been stolen but if we had not met the other couple, we may not have realised what had actually gone on.

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    keep your energy!

    by mindcrime Written Sep 11, 2007

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    better not walk till you get inside this gate!

    Some tourists think that it's not far from the bus station. Especially in summer you are going to be tired walking up there to get into the old part of the city. And don't forget that you have to walk a lot inside, the whole town is walkable with small coble streets that going up and down.

    So don't think about saving some euros. If you are alone and can't share a taxi just take the bus.

    You will lose a lot of time too and most of the tourists are here just as a day trip.

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    Walking up to old city - take heat seriously!

    by ABQ_Hugh Updated Aug 20, 2007

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    I live in a climate that is similar to central Spain and am accustomed to functioning in heat. However, I take the heat of Castilla very seriously.

    If you arrive in Toledo's train or bus station during hot weather, instead of walking up to the old city, do your body a favor and take the #5 or #6 city bus to Plaza Zodocover.

    It's only 0,85 Euros, and comes every 10 for most of the day and no more than every 20 minutes...even on Sundays.

    Toledo City bus line 5: Santa Bárbara - Zocodover
    [Train sta to Plaza Zodocover: 6 stops]
    [Bus sta to Plaza Zodocover: 5 stops]

    Toledo City bus line 6: Sta. María Benquerencia - Zocodover
    [Train sta to Plaza Zodocover: 3 stops]
    [Bus sta to Plaza Zodocover: 2 stops]

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    The Heat

    by barryg23 Updated Mar 4, 2007
    41 degrees

    It had been extremely hot in Madrid...but it was even worse in Toledo. When we left our lovely air-conditioned train at Toledo station it the heat really hit us. And the sign outside confirmed it - 41 degrees! Don't underestimate the heat in this part of Spain in summer, it can get quite unbearably warm.

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    Challenges

    by DanielF Written Sep 8, 2004

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    Surprising Toledo

    All cities rich in history had to face several challenges, go through moments of glory and periodes of decline. Toledo overcame many military sieges and attacks in its history but today's challenge for the city is particularly difficult. It has to reinvent itself, making of it an attractive place to live for future generations and a place that is still able to surprise visitors at every step they take in its old streets.

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    A city that dies

    by DanielF Written Sep 8, 2004

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    The lasts of a kind

    While Toledo's modern suburbs are booming taking advantage of its proximity to Madrid, old Toledo's agony is tragic. The real city life might disappear as the old city is turning into a magnificient open air museum where residents are gradually being replaced by tourists.

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    "Guiri" (tourist) crowds- Aglomeraciones de turist

    by Gaby_G Written Apr 13, 2004

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    The Guiri collection

    As in every touristic spot, you will find the respective crowds at Toledo... So here you have two options... Walk with them slooooowwwwwly... (and maybe get some extra info on the city sponsored by their guide) OR turn left or right in the next little street.... It's up to you :)

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    Como en cualquier parte del mundo, vas a encontrar las respectivas aglomeraciones en Toledo.... Aqui tienes dos opciones... O caminas con ellos leeeeeeeeeeentamente (y quizas escuchas algun dato interesante patrocinado por su guia) o das la vuelta en la siguiente callejuela... Tu escoges!!!

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    It's easy to get lost here!

    by acemj Updated Dec 13, 2002

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    If you don't have a really good map, you will get lost. It's almost inevitable. But hey, getting lost here is fun. The Moorish, maze-like streetplan is so interesting and surprising at every turn that it makes walking around Toledo a great adventure. However, if you're looking for a specific sight, this can be a little frustrating.

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    Pigeons... LOTS of pigeons....

    by Gaby_G Written Oct 27, 2003

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    Pigeon art

    Well... Pigeons are a problem everywere, right? I just recommend to leave your car out of his range.... Jejejeje

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    Watch your head!

    by SirRichard Updated Jun 29, 2003

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    Me at the gates

    When visiting some of the churchs here, pay attention to the small gates. Sometimes you will have to bend a bit to enter through...

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    Get ready for the hill!

    by acemj Updated Dec 13, 2002

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    If you enter Toledo from the east side (and you probably will if you're coming from the train station), you'll have to walk up a pretty steep hill, so be prepared!

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