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Sightseeing in Toledo

Sightseeing in Toledo

The Plaza de Zocodover, crowded with patio restaurants and at last count one McDonald’s, is the home base for touring the city. From it, most of the sights, except for the Alcázar, are down hill... but not too far down hill.

  • Catedral of Toledo
    • The Catedral of Toledo, the most impressive sight in the city and which for many is Spain’s most evocative cathedral, was begun in 1226 but took 250 years to complete. With its grand construction, the Moorish mosque that had... See more

  • El Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes
    • El Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes (the monastery) was begun in the 15th century in the late Gothic style under the guidance of architect Juan Guas. It is a lofty sight when arriving in Toledo, with numerous spires... See more

  • Alcázar of Toledo
    • From the highest perch in the city, this great square of brick construction with four steeple towers at each corner, Alcázar, has long served as a fortress, though not in its current incarnation. Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Christians all took part in building, altering and extending the various forts... See more

  • Toledo's La Judería
    • Toledo's La Judería, the old Jewish quarter in the western part of the fortified city, begins at the intersection of the streets Taller del Moro, Santo Tomé and El Salvador. The easiest way to reach it is from the Toledo Catedral via Calle de La Trinidad running west past its northern façade... See more

  • Puente de Alcántara
    • The Puente de Alcántara, on the east side of the hill close to the Alcázar, was first constructed by the Romans but owes its current appearance to alterations made by the Moors and Christians. Steps lead down to it from the Paseo de Cabestreros. On the city side is an 18th-century Mudéjar battlement tower... See more

  • Puente de San Martín
    • The Puente de San Martín, on the opposite side of the hill in the west below El Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes, is a 13th-century bridge and the only one in Toledo that still has its two defensive towers. This bridge is best reached by following Calle San Martín, west one block from the plaza in front of the monastery.

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