One of the most attractive destinations in Spain, Toledo is close enough to Madrid to merit inclusion on anyone's itinerary in the country. Preservation-wise, the town is one of the most pristine in the world, from ancient Roman ruins to landmarks that date back to the Moors and the Caliphate of Cordoba in the 10th century. No wonder then, that the entire town of 80,000 people has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.
The view of Old Toledo from the Tagus River is spectacular, with prominent standout landmarks such as El Alcázar and the Cathedral. The former was a stone fortification built incredibly, by the Romans in the 3rd century and still looms dramatically over Toledo. The city Cathedral is a 13th century Gothic masterpiece that takes hours to fully process and appreciate. Other important tourist staples in Toledo include the El Greco Museum and Santo Domingo El Antiguo Monastery.
Situated in central Spain, about 44 miles (71 km) from Madrid, Toledo is an old city found on a hill surrounded by the Tagus River. There are many historical sites such as Alcázar and the Zocodover to discover, along with twisting streets that are perfect for daily rambles through this medieval Spanish locale.
- Puerta de Bisagra
- Castillo de San Servando
- Cathedral of Toledo
- Tour the Museum of El Greco
- Walk through Oropesa, a beautiful medieval village which retains all its rural and historical charm
- Visit the Sinagogue of Saint María la Blanca, a former synagogue that is now a crafts museum
- La Perdiz
- Hostal del Cardenal
- Casón de los López
- Asador Adolfo
- Bar Casablanca
- El Ultimo
- Boite Cristal
- El Gallo
The region where Toledo is found has a climate in which winters are cold and summers can get rather hot. During the months of June through August, temperatures can sometimes reach and exceed 86°F (30°C). Average annual rainfall is about 17 inches (432 mm), with most of the precipitation falling during autumn and spring.
Getting There & Around
The Madrid Barajas International Airport is the most convenient airport for visitors. Upon arrival, travellers find trains, buses and hired cars available to reach Toledo.
In the city, getting around is best done with buses and cars. To travel farther, a visitor can take a train just about anywhere in the region. Travelling from Toledo to Madrid by train is a quick trip, and only takes about 30 to 40 minutes.
- El Alcázar
- El Greco Museum
- Santo Domingo El Antiguo Monastery
- Sephardic Museum
- Toledo Cathedral
- Semana Santa
- Mora Olive Festival
- Corpus Christi
- Saffron Festival
- Romería de la Virgen del Valle
More Info On Climate
Toledo enjoys four seasons, with very hot weather in July and August and cool winters.
- Winter (December to February) 2-11°C
- Spring (March to May) 5-21°C
- Summer (June to September) 14-31°C
- Fall (October to November) 5-19°C
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