Toledo is a place capable of transferring the mind of the traveler to an earlier time, where the visitor is a mere spectator of the fusion of many cultures and the passage of time, there you can enjoy a city full of enigmatic nooks and crannies.
This monumental city, was declared Patrimony of the Humanity by Unesco in 1986.
REASONS TO VISIT TOLEDO
TOLEDO, SPANISH CAPITAL OF GASTRONOMY 2016
Toledo was chosen as representative of the national gastronomy for this year 2016, a well-deserved representative, stands out for its high quality cuisine, where tradition and innovation merge, achieving exquisite dishes, perfect sample to enjoy through the five senses.
THE CITY OF THE 3 CULTURES
In this city lived Jews, Muslims and Christians.
A WALK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF JEWISH
Those who have walked these streets never forget that magical feeling, so if you visit Toledo, you can't leave without visiting this splendid neighborhood in the heart of the city.
ESSENTIAL MONUMENTS: THE CATHEDRAL SANTA MARÍA OF TOLEDO
The Cathedral is without any doubt one of the most spectacular buildings of the city and must visit, which construction dates around 1227. The visit of its interior will take time, because it is impressive the high patrimonial value that resides in it.
ESSENTIAL MONUMENTS: THE ALCAZAR
This building between fires, battles and different uses like the one of jail, happened to be rebuilt several times, becoming nowadays the Museum of the Army, in addition to lodge the Library of Castilla-La Mancha, second in order of importance after the National Library of Madrid.
ESSENTIAL MONUMENTS: SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM
Santa Cruz Museum, renaissance work of century XVI, which function in the past was the one of hospital. From the twentieth century it became a museum. This museum has great treasures of history presented in three sections: Archeology, Industrial Arts and Fine Arts, with great works of El Greco.
He arrived in Spain, Toledo being the place chosen to live and work until his last days. This is why it is a great artistic icon of the city. The Greco Museum, where a large part of his work is exhibited and also exhibits pieces by other artists. In this museum we can see such important paintings by the painter as: "Tears of St. Peter", "View and Plane of Toledo", "Apostolate", among many others.
WALK BY EL MIRADOR DEL VALLE
To enjoy Toledo from another perspective, the best option is to walk through the course of the Tagus. A route can be to cross the Alcántara bridge, of Roman origin, to arrive at the "round of the valley", which consists of an ecological path on the banks of the Tagus that surrounds the city of Toledo.
THE LIGHTS OF THE NIGHT CITY
This enigmatic place hides dozens of stories and legends among its corners, it is not known with certainty the truthfulness of the facts, but the special feeling that accompanies you as you travel the alleys, makes you a witness of what happened in the past in this place .
Undoubtedly the most representative monument of the city of Toledo and that separates us the historical center within the wall that surrounds the city, the most modern and recently built city.
SAN JUAN DE LOS REYES MONASTERY
The whole building is a clear exponent of what has come to be called the Elizabethan Gothic; Spanish variation of Late Gothic characterized by its rich decoration. The main façade is "decorated" by a series of chains that once led captive Christians before being liberated by Fernando The Catholic in the capture of Malaga and Baeza.
These are some reasons to visit Toledo, there are many places to see, but today we leave these which are of fundamental importance when you come to visit the city.
Soon we will publish more incredible places in Toledo.