The cathedral of Santa Maria of Toledo, Spain, also called Primada Cathedral of Spain, home of the Archdiocese of Toledo, is a building of Gothic architecture, considered by some as the magna opera of the Gothic style in Spain.
Its construction began in 1226 under the reign of Fernando III the Saint and the last Gothic contributions were given in the XV century when in 1493 the vaults of the feet of the central nave were closed in times of the Catholic Monarchs.
The doors are a fundamental part of the main facade. In addition to the aforementioned, the Puerta del Perdón (Forgiveness Gate), in the center of the main facade, is s. XV, fully Gothic, and only opens on large occasions. The Puerta de los Leones (Lions' Gate), the most modern, has one of the most important sets of Spanish-Flemish sculptures of the s. XV, that reach their summit in the representation of the Virgin, in its mullion.
Onthe inside, the greater chapel is one of the places of the Cathedral that houses more works of art. On the inside we find the rejería, of great quality, and the great altarpiece, summit of the flowery Gothic and last manifestation of the same before the arrival of the Renaissance.
Primada Cathedral of Toledo has the largest number of preserved medieval stained glass windows, such as the rosette of the cruise ship, those of the main chapel, and those of great figures of saints and apostles on the east side.
The so-called Transparent is the great masterpiece of the sculptor Narciso Tomé, completed in 1732, and made in Genoese, Jasper and Bronze marbles. Conceived as an altarpiece, and illuminated by the skylights of the apse, it presents numerous figures and compositions representing passages of the Bible.
Currently the cathedral allows the ascent to its tower, from which you can appreciate the latin cross layout of the building and magnificent views of the city.
Without any doubt one of the most impressive monuments of Toledo!