Spain! Toledo: City of Three Cultures!

Spain! Toledo: City of Three Cultures!, Toledo, Spain (B)

Once upon a time there was a place where Christians, Jews and Muslims all lived together in relative harmony… Known as the “City of Three Cultures” Toledo, a walled city located in central Spain, was once such a place. It was largely for this reason that it was declared a world heritage site in 1987. We spent three days exploring the narrow cobbled streets of this amazing medieval city and with over 2000 years of history there was no shortage of things to see.

Having learned my lesson about unpredictable visiting hours in other Spanish cities, I decided our first order of business would be to see the Cathedral. Whew! It’s a good thing we did, because after 6 pm on our first day the Cathedral was closed to tourists, the entirety of our visit, in observance of The Ascension of Mary.

Located in Ayuntamiento Plaza, according to our guide, The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo is the second largest cathedral in Spain and the most important. The tower of the Cathedral is 301 feet tall and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. The inside spaces are incredibly beautiful, and this is definitely not a case of “you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all.” Photos aren’t really allowed, but I did sneak a few, I just couldn’t help it! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Spain! Toledo: City of Three Cultures!
Guide Location: Spain » Toledo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Hilary Gudgel
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cathedral
  • Ayuntamiento Plaza
  • Synagogue of El Transito
  • Museo Sefardi
  • Santa María la Blanca
  • Hotel Pintor El Greco
  • El Greco Museum
  • Mosque of Cristo de la Luz
  • Puerto Del Sol
  • Monasterio de San Juan De Los Reyes
  • Iglesia De Los Jesuitas
  • Cortes De Castilla-La Mancha