Visiting Toledo

(Toledo, Spain)

Known to locals as La Ciudad Imperial, Toledo has twice been the capital of Spain and is still the country's religious heart, as well as being home to numerous works of art by well-known artists such as El Greco, Velasquez and Goya.

Perched atop a hill overlooking the Tagus River, Toledo's long history of association with the Moors, Christians and Jews has resulted in a stunningly diverse array of architecture that makes Toledo one of Europe's most visited destinations.

Visiting Toledo: Places to Visit

  • Visit The House and Museum of El Greco (El Museo y Casa de El Greco) and walk around the reputed home of one of the great religious painters
  • Explore El Alcázar, built in 1085 and the former royal residence of Carlos I
  • Marvel at the famous works of art housed in Tavera Hospital (El Hospital de Tavera), one of the Toledo's most famous museums
  • Immerse yourself in Toledo's rich Christian, Jewish and Moorish heritage at one of the many landmarks spread throughout the city
  • Examine the works of renowned artisan Taller de Moro at the Taller de Moro Museum (Museo de Taller de Moro)
  • Sample the delicious Spanish cuisine and excellent wines at one of Toledo's many restaurants and bodegas
  • Walk through the historic Holy Cross Museum (Museo de Santa Cruz) and see many fine examples of religious art
  • Check out Toledo Cathedral and see the exquisite examples of stained glass and delicate woodwork
  • Learn about the life of one of the most famous writers of all time at the House of Cervantes in nearby Esquivias
  • Browse through one of the many open-air markets in Toledo, famous for selling damascene metalwork

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