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Toledo, a World Heritage Site


Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest monumental wealth. It’s known as the “city of three cultures” because of the centuries-long co-existence between Christians, Arabs and Jews. Behind its walls, Toledo conserves quite the artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. This great diversity of artistic styles has turned the historic city centre of the capital of Castilla La Mancha into a real open-air museum, one of the reasons it was declared a World Heritage Site.

Bathed by the River Tajo, soaking in El Greco, Cervantes and Garcilaso, surrounded by gastronomy and artisanry and invaded by history, art and culture... Its name dates back to the Roman era when it was called Toletum.

Toledo was the capital of the Spanish Empire under Charles V. The capital was transferred to Madrid in 1561, submerging Toledo in a decline which the Church took advantage of to become the economic and ideological driving force in the city. In the 1980s, Toledo was offered compensation by naming it the capital of the Autonomous Region of Castilla-La Mancha.

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, also known as the Primate Cathedral of Toledo, is the current headquarters of the Archdiocese of Toledo.
The architecture is Gothic...

The real centre of the city for most of its history.
A part of this area was built by Juan de Herrera during the reign of Philip II...

The Alcazar of Toledo is a stone fortification located at the highest point in the city of Toledo, dominating the entire city. Its privileged location made it...

Many believe it is one of the most beautiful Gothic temples in all of Spain. Designed to be the burial place of the Catholic Monarchs, the stateliness leaves no one indifferent.

What was once the largest synagogue in Toledo, Santa Maria la Blanca is now one of the city’s icons. Its lavish white pillars have been an identity symbol for Toledo for centuries and...

Built in 999, the Former Mosque, now the Chapel of Cristo de la Luz, is the oldest standing monument in the city of Toledo.

The history of the Church of the Jesuits dates back more than three centuries. Tradition has it that it was erected over the birth home of Ildefonso, the Patron Saint of Toledo. Opened for worship in 1718...

Whenever someone speaks of Santo Tomé, they never forget to mention El Greco and his masterpiece: “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz”. It is, for many, the most influential painting in universal history.

The generosity of Cardinal Silíceo led to the founding of the Colegio de Doncellas Nobles. Revolutionary in the original idea that brought the lower classes closer to higher...

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