What can you do in Toledo?

Toledo, World Heritage Site

The city of Toledo is a cultural hub due to the important buildings and monuments in its historic quarter, named World Heritage Site by UNESCO. These structures are a mix of the styles from the many groups and cultures that have left their mark on the city, such as the Muslims, Hebrews and Christians.

Toledo, Medieval City

             

In Toledo, we enter into a magical city that conserves its enviable medieval structure. Its attractions convert Toledo into a tourist city in which visitors can choose from a variety of monumental, gastronomic, or historic tours as well as others in surrounding areas.

The Alcázar (fortification)

           

The Alcázar is found on the highest hill in the city, where this grand palace with its diverse structures currently houses the Army Museum.

Schedule: From the 1st of October to the 31st of May: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. From the 1st of June to the 30th of September: from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays).

Address: Cuesta Carlos V, 2 Tel. 925 23 88 00

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

           

It was constructed to house the dynastic resting place of the Catholic Monarchs.

Schedule: Monday-Sunday and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. In summer, until 7:00 p.m.

Address: C/ San Juan de los Reyes, 2 Tel. 925 223 802

Cathedral

           

FueTowering and majestic, visitors are recommended to go up to the towers for fantastic views of the city.

Schedule: Monday -Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Address: C/ Cardenal Cisneros, s/n Tel. 925 222 241

Cristo de la Luz Mosque

           

It is one of the most well-preserved mosques in Spain, and is the most important example of Islamic art in the city.

Schedule: Monday-Friday: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:30-5:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Summer schedule: Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:30-6:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From the 1-14 August, the mosque is closed to the public.

Address: C/ Cristo de la Luz, s/n Tel. 925 254 191

San Martín Bridge

           

This Gothic structure is found beside the Torreón de la Cava and offers amazing views of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the entire historic quarter. Dating back to the 14th century, this beautiful piece of architecture was named a National Monument in 1921.

Culture and museums

Sephardic Museum

           

Within the National Museum of Hispano-Jewish and Sephardic Art, visitors can discover a large number of traces of the Jewish culture.

Schedule: From March-September, Tuesday-Saturday: from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: C/ Samuel Leví, s/n Tel. 925 22 36 65

Museum of Contemporary Art

           

Within its diverse exhibit rooms, this museum houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings from the 20th century.

Schedule: Currently closed for construction.

Address: C/ Bulas Viejas, 15 Tel. 925 22 78 71

Gastronomy in Toledo

           

The excellent cuisine of Castilla-La Mancha boasts a wide variety of dishes and combines ancient recipes with modern cuisine.

The most outstanding dishes are those that come from the hunt such as partridge, rabbit or venison; garlic soups, gazpacho, stews, and roasts such as suckling pig or lamb.

When the time comes to choose the most delicious desserts, many would opt for our Manchego cheeses and Marzipan.

These delicacies can be washed down with the best regional wines.