Madrid to Toledo day tour
We have selected the best tours to Toledo from Madrid so that you can enjoy them at the best guaranteed price and satisfaction. Choose your day trip according to the duration, day it occurs, schedule, itinerary, testimonials from other clients, and whether you want to travel only to Toledo or combine the excursion with another to save time and money.
Why visit Toledo
The city of Toledo, situated to the south of Madrid, is a top-notch tourist destination, given its impressive cultural heritage. It has a heritage related not only to its great monuments, but also to a historic complex full of artistic, literary, gastronomic attractions and values of coexistence. In fact, the nickname of Toledo is the City of Three Cultures.
This name is due to the fact that some of its great attractions testify to the city’s history of Christians, Muslims and Jews coexisting during times of peace. In fact, its great monumental sites are the Cathedral of Santa María, the Cristo de la Luz Mosque and the Tránsito Synagogue.
Regarding the Cathedral, it is a great work that holds countless pieces of art from different ages.
While the Cristo de la Luz Mosque, its name gives away its Islamic architecture, and with the passage of time it has been transformed into a place of Christian worship.
And as for the Tránsito Synagogue, it is one of the most beautiful, historical Jewish temples and the best-preserved in the west.
However, while the three cultures is one of the attractions of Toledo, its other international claim to fame is to follow in the footsteps of the worldliest resident of the city. That would be El Greco, whose works are found scattered throughout different temples and museums in the city. However, if one had to be chosen above all, it would be the enormous canvas called Entierro del Conde de Orgaz, located in the Santo Tomé church.
Another place of interest in Toledo is the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Declared a Historical – Artistic Monument of National Interest, this monastery was commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs as thanks to God for his victory in the Battle of Toro. Within the monastery, the cloister and church stand out. It’s the most requested place in Toledo for residents to celebrate their weddings.
As you walk through its narrow, steep and cobbled streets, you will notice that the city has hardly changed since the 16th century, when it ceased being the capital of Spain.
But we have said that Toledo has attractions for all tastes. For example, the presence of great writers throughout the ages can be traced, like Garcilaso de la Vega or Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. And if we’re looking to delight in the city’s culinary traditions, then it’s essential to browse the cobbled streets of its historic centre for some of the bars and restaurants that serve the most typical dishes, in which there will be no lack of sausages, meat or the famous garlic soup. All of that can be washed down with wine that boasts the Denomination of Origin of La Mancha.
You cannot leave Toledo without visiting one of the many souvenir shops with replicas of ancient medieval weapons, especially swords and shields, and damascene works (made of steel objects with gold and silver filigrees).
Finally, the visit to Toledo is thorough and varied. It is always interesting and there are always new places to discover, since it is one of Spain’s most attractive cities.
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