Toledo is an hour drive south of Spain. It is a place about history with its narrow and winding cobbled streets all within an old city wall that sits majestically above the the Tagus River and now represents one of the most visited sites in Spain.
A historic bridge on the Tagus River.
Toledo is Spain’s former capital with 2500 years of tangled history: Roman, Jewish, Moorish and Christian. Its history dates back to Roman occupation around 192BC and the ruins of the Romans are still visible just outside the walls of the city.
Toledo remains as the capital of the Spanish empire until the mid 1500’s when the royal court moved to Madrid.
The UNESCO declared Toledo a World Heritage city in recognition of its uniqueness in December, 1987. Toledo presents itself as a huge outdoor museum of different civilizations which it stood to testify! The rich mix of it all makes it one of Europe’s artistic highlights and so well preserved that it is just magical to wonder around the town.
Toledo’s cathedral is truly magnificent, lofty, rich yet elegant. It was founded by San Eugenio, the first bishop of Toledo and is ranked among the greatest Gothic structures in Europe and contains several important masterpieces including works by El Greco.
Although small in scale, Toledo is a leading political and social center and remains as the historic, artistic and spiritual center of Spain!