1. Toledo: City of the Three Cultures Guided Walking Tour
The tour will begin in Plaza Zocodover, the nerve center of the historic quarter, from where we can admire the north façade of the Alcázar, designed by Alonso de Covarrubias in the 16th century. We will walk through the Alcaná, an old commercial area where it is said Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote de La Mancha, used to walk. In the Ayuntamiento Square we will be surprised by the beautiful Cathedral and its 92-meter-high tower, where rests the Campana Gorda (the “Fat Bell”), the largest in Spain. Known as the Dives Toletana, it is the richest cathedral in the country, thanks to the incomparable artistic and historical heritage that it houses inside, which we recommend you visit it with one of our guides. In this square there are other important buildings: The Archbishop's Palace, residence of the Archbishop of Toledo; and the Town Hall, designed in the 16th century by Juan de Herrera, a famous architect who collaborated in the design of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and whose last name gives its name to an architectural style: Herreriano style. On this visit we will also discover the Jewish Quarter, where the guide will delve into the history of this town that left an important influence on the city, its architecture and its history. A large number of monuments are concentrated here, such as: The Church of Santo Tomé, which preserves the most important painting by El Greco; the synagogues of Santa María la Blanca and del Tránsito, and the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes.