Toledo is by far one of Spain's most visited destinations and it doesn't take long to figure out why.
To begin, Toledo was and continues to be the "city of three cultures", where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived side by side at a time when other cities were immersed in intolerant religious strife. Thanks to this peaceful coexistence, Toledo's cityscape is an impeccably preserved hodgepodge of churches, synagogues, mosques, fortresses, palaces and more. In fact, due to its extensive cultural and monumental heritage, Toledo was named a World Hertiage Site by UNESCO.
Just about all of Toledo's points of interest are located close together in the compact web of winding streets composing the city's enchanting Old Quarter. Toledo's Gothic cathedral is absolutely breathtaking and a good, central point to being your tour of Toledo. The cathedral, built between 1226 and 1493, is one of the most impressive in Spain, has an incredible multi-story altarpiece and boasts artwork by all the greatest Spanish painters. Other notable examples of Christian architecture inclue the 10th-century Church of San Sebastián and the 15th-century Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
In what was once the Jewish quarter, you will find two of the original 11 synagogues that once stood in Toledo. The El Tránsito synagogue, which also holds the Sephardi Museum, was built in 1356 and the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue was built in 1180. For your dose of religious Muslim architecture, make a stop at the small but extremely beautiful Cristo de la Luz Mosque, which was built in the year 999.
Other points of interest include the Alcázar fotress, the Zocodover Square, the El Greco Museum, medieval walls and gateways and the remains of the Toledo's ancient Roman circus. For more information, take a look at our Toledo Guide
Study Spanish in Toledo
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