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Toledo, Spain

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The historic district of Toledo is also a landmark of world significance. Its unique architectural ensemble has not changed much since the Middle Ages. You can walk along the narrow streets here. They are paved with cobblestones. You can also admire historical monuments from various eras. The central object of the historic district is considered to be the Cathedral of Saint Mary. Its construction began in the 13th century. It lasted almost 200 years.

Toledo, Spain A beautiful old fortress is located nearby. It's called the Alcazar of Toledo. The fortress was partially destroyed during the civil war. But it was quickly restored. The library is located in an ancient castle today. The most interesting object is the Sinagoga del Tránsito. It was built in the 14th century. The building has been preserved in its original form since its construction. The Sephardic Museum is located there today.

The old Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca is not distinguished by its rich exterior and interior decoration. However, it is a unique historical monument. This synagogue is the oldest in Europe. It was built in the 12th century. Unique antique sights are also preserved in the historic district of Toledo. You can see the preserved fragments of the ancient Roman amphitheater during the tour. You will also see an aqueduct. It was also built during the reign of the Roman Empire. You should also see the building of the old Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. It was built more than a thousand years ago. The most spectacular architectural monument in the Gothic style is the building of the monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes. Next - Catedral de Sevilla

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ATM bankomat: 'Caja Rural Castilla la Mancha Ruralvia' located in 2.95 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Rent A Car T Herrero Delgado' is located in 4.06 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Estacion De Servicio Cepsa Montesion' in 0.3 km
Supermarket: 'Ahorramas' in 2.94 km
Parking: 'Aparcamiento alumnos' in 2.72 km
Apotheek: 'José Luis García Jarama' in 1.51 km
Police station: 'Guardia Civil Toledo' in 2.86 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Asador San Bernardo' in 0.32 km
Railway station: 'Toledo' in 4.97 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Barajas Airport MAD - in 79 km
 »  Madrid-Torrejon Airport TOJ - in 86 km
 »  Matacan Airport SLM - in 170 km
 »  Los Llanos Airport ABC - in 214 km
 »  Valladolid Airport VLL - in 215 km
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Best hotels near Toledo

Hotel la Bastida

Located in 1 km from Toledo
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Rooms: 24
Hotel la Bastida offers modern design with Mudéjar touches. The smart, contemporary rooms have wooden floors, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a safe, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Boutique El Cigarral De Las Mercedes

Located in 2 km from Toledo
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Rooms: 21
Each of the modern, soundproofed rooms at El Cigarral De Las Mercedes has a unique design, with antique-style furniture. All rooms have a 26-inch LCD … More: photo, rates and booking
Posada de Peregrinos

Located in 3 km from Toledo
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Rooms: 4
Each simply decorated room at Posada de Peregrinos has heating, a TV and access to a shared bathroom. You can make use of a dining room with a … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostal Gavilanes II

Located in 4 km from Toledo
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Rooms: 18
Featuring a simple décor, rooms have central heating. All come with a wardrobe, safe and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Bed linen and … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

3 km - Toledo
Toledo is the most beautiful and picturesque city among all Spain historical cities. From the 6th century till the middle of the 16th century this city was the capital of Spain. Nowadays you can see a lot of historical monuments that resemble about its rich past. The …
Semana Santa
42 km - Semana Santa
Semana Santa is the name of the famous Spanish annual festival that can literally be translated as "Holy Week". This is one of the few religious festivals in the world which is known far beyond the country. The festival is based on the performance of solemn religious …
Royal Palace of Aranjuez
43 km - Royal Palace of Aranjuez
The beautiful royal palace is located in the city of Aranjuez near Madrid. It was built in the 17th century. The palace remained the main country residence of the Spanish kings for a long time. It is customary to consider the palace as a whole with the surrounding park …
Royal Palace of Madrid
68 km - Royal Palace of Madrid
The Royal Palace of Madrid is a good example of the baroque style. In the medieval time, there was the Moorish fortress that in 1734 was fully destroyed by fire. King Philip V ordered to build at this place a huge palace. He wanted to have a new residence that will be …
El Escorial Monastery
81 km - El Escorial Monastery
El Escorial Monastery is a famous Spanish residence of King Philipp II. The monastery is located near Madrid in a picturesque mountain area Sierra de Guadarrama. Philipp II ordered to build this magnificent monastery in 1557. In the middle of the military campaign, the …
Tunel De Guadarrama
94 km - Tunel De Guadarrama
Spain's longest tunnel Guadarrama was opened for traffic in 2007. The railway tunnel connects Madrid and Valladolid, its length is about 28400 metres. Guadarrama is a twin-tube rail tunnel which is a large transport complex. Since its opening the tunnel is used by …

Top destination around Toledo - Toledo

The city has maintained fragments of ancient fortifications. The most beautiful one is the Bisagra Gate. This majestic gate, decorated with the sculptures of royal figures was built in the 16th century. Since the foundation, it remains in its original form. Once, it met travelers who arrived in the city from Madrid side. Nowadays, the historic gate is surrounded by landscaped gardens and buildings of different epochs.
No less bright architectural monument of the Middle Ages is St. Martin's Bridge created in the 13th - 14th centuries. This beautiful arched bridge across the Tagus River is located near the historic district of Toledo. Viewing platforms that offer many famous sights are located nearby. The bridge was considerably reconstructed in the 16th century. It had been supplemented by two stone towers and stayed the same since.

Beautiful San Juan de Los Reyes monastery is considered one of the most spectacular architectural monuments in the city. It was built in the 15th century and is an example of a rare Isabelino style. The monastery is decorated with numerous carved towers and large windows of elongated shape. The tiled roof gives the building a special charm. From the moment of its foundation to the present time, this is a functioning monastery. Nowadays, it is located on the territory of a picturesque landscape garden.
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