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Toledo: Muslims, Jews and Christians

Just one hour away from Madrid we find the stunning city of Toledo. Located on a hill above the plains of Castilla-La Mancha, this old walled city is known for the Arab, Jewish and Christian medieval monuments. The historical coexistence gave Toledo the nickname of “the city of the three cultures“. In fact, these cultures blend with an impressive architectural heritage revealed to you throughout a visit.


Experience Toledo: a historical melting-pot

Walking through the history of Spain in just one city.

The history of the Church of the Jesuits dates back more than three centuries! Tradition tells that it stands on the birthplace of San Ildefonso, Patron of Toledo. Many consider the imposing Cathedral of Toledo the most beautiful Gothic temple in Spain. Conceived as the place where the Catholic Monarchs would be buried, its majesty does not leave anyone indifferent! But the oldest standing monument in the city of Toledo is the Mosque, built-in 999.

To speak of Santo Tomé is to speak of El Greco and his great work: “The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz”. Popularly known as The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. For many, it is the most influential pictorial work in world history. It is one of the most visited tourist sites in Spain and its beauty will not leave you indifferent. And see how all the civilizations that have populated Toledo have left their mark in this corner of the Jewish quarter of Toledo. You cannot miss this unique, enigmatic and surprising place.


More ideas in Toledo…

Santo Tomé: The great works of El Greco including “The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz”.

Visit the inside of the Cathedral of Toledo.

A good long walk beside the Tajo River, all the way to the viewpoint “Mirador del Valle”, where you will have one of the best views of Toledo.


When staying in Madrid: if you are staying in Madrid you can visit the city of Toledo as a day excursion of about 6 to 8 hours.

1st option: Take the train on your own to Toledo and our local guide will be waiting for you in Toledo to show you around. After the walking tour of about 3 hours, you are free to go for lunch, to visit a museum or the stunning Cathedral.

2nd option: Whether it is with the train or with a private vehicle, our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, travel with you to Toledo and spend the day there with you, showing you the city and its treasures, taking you to one of our favourite restaurants and accompanying you and your party back to Madrid.

When visiting Toledo we highly recommend a night stay in Toledo. It is an impressive city and there are many small family-owned hotels in the middle of the historical centre, great restaurants and so much to see and discover. If you plan to stay in Toledo we recommend an early 3-hour walking tour.


College of Noble Maidens, the Church of the Jesuits, Cathedral of Toledo, Old Mosque, The Church of El Salvador. Santa María la Blanca, once the largest synagogue in Toledo.


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