Castile-La Mancha Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Castile-La Mancha Museums & exhibitions

Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

1. Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

Discover the treasures of Toledo on a guided day trip from Madrid by bus. Soak up the views of the medieval city from the Mirador del Valle and witness El Greco's masterpiece in the Church of Santo Tomé. Depart from Madrid and travel to the Mirador del Valle. Here, admire the views of Toledo from across the Tagus River. Next, head to Toledo's historical center, recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Learn about the coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims who shaped the city over the centuries from your guide. Step into the Church of Santo Tomé, and see El Greco's "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue to the Synagogue of Saint Mary and finish your tour at the imposing Primada Cathedral.

From Madrid: Toledo Day Trip with Cathedral and 8 Monuments

2. From Madrid: Toledo Day Trip with Cathedral and 8 Monuments

Leave Madrid and head towards the beautiful Imperial city of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Toledo is one of the oldest cities in Europe with buildings that mix architectural styles including Arabic, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque. The great painter El Greco lived in Toledo in the sixteenth century. Immerse yourself with a guide and enter the heart of Toledo, visiting its most important monuments as well as the Jewish Quarter and the area of the convents. Hear stories and legends that will trace back centuries. Enter a monastery of cloistered nuns, where you will taste typical Toledan marzipan, the jewel of the city's pastries. The nuns will present a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Discover the most emblematic places of the city, its history, its corners and anecdotes, and its main monuments such as the Cathedral of Toledo, whose architecture is a wonderful example of the Spanish Gothic style. Discover the magnificent Cathedral of Toledo on a guided tour accompanied by an official guide. Wonder at the beauty enclosed within its walls. Learn about the history and the arts of this unique cathedral. The tour also includes free time for you to explore the rest of the city on your own, where you can return to places you have already visited or check out somewhere new. If you would prefer to just sit back and enjoy a beer or eat on a nice terrace you will also have time to do so, and your guide will recommend some good local places. At the end of your tour, return to the center of Madrid via comfortable minibus.

Madrid: Guided Tour of the City, Prado Museum, and Toledo

3. Madrid: Guided Tour of the City, Prado Museum, and Toledo

Take a walking tour of Madrid's vibrant neighborhoods, like Plaza Mayor and Las Letras, before visiting the Prado Museum for a guided tour of Spain’s greatest masterpieces. Get driven to Toledo to see the historical side of the region and take an optional tour of its gothic cathedral.Start your day at Plaza San Miguel where your guide will be waiting for you. Take a walking tour through Plaza Mayor, on to Plaza del Sol, and to the historic district of Las Letras. Pass by Congreso de los Diputados and the Thyssen museum until you reach the Prado museum.Enter Prado to learn about Velázquez, El Greco, and more great figures from Spanish art history with almost 8,000 works on display. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the museum that’s almost 200 years old and take some time to walk through the pristine gardens.Head to Toledo and discover its inspiring reputation as the "city of three cultures" with your guide. See landscapes of the Spanish countryside while you relax during the ride to this UNESCO World Heritage city.Choose the upgraded option for a guided tour inside the Primatial Cathedral, whose architecture is a perfect example of the Spanish Gothic style. Notice the intricate architecture and golden-detail of the interior that are characteristic of the gothic style.Enjoy some free time to explore Toledo on your own and picture life in the Middle Ages walking through the narrow streets of the old quarter. Ask your guide for recommendations on some hidden gems for coffee or lunch before your ride back to Madrid.

Toledo: Hospital de Tavera Entrance Ticket

4. Toledo: Hospital de Tavera Entrance Ticket

Get an entry ticket to explore the Hospital Museum of Tavera, an important Renaissance-style building in Toledo, Spain. The Hospital de Tavera, also known as the Hospital de San Juan Bautista, was built in the 16th century by order of Cardinal Tavera and was dedicated to John the Baptist. Visit the museum’s many exhibits and learn about the history of medicine and pharmacy in Spain. See ancient medical tools, old furniture, and a large collection of medical manuscripts. The museum also houses a collection of paintings and other art.

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What people are saying about Castile-La Mancha

The 1 hr double decker bus rides between Toledo and Madrid were comfortable. Our guide did an excellent job describing the history of the many places we visited in Toledo, and led us in an easy pace. Initially I was wondering if it’s better to join another tour with a smaller group, but our guide did a good job in accounting for all of us and went in an easy pace so everyone stayed together and yet able to linger longer here and there to absorb the arts and scenery and not felt rushed. At the end we did a lot of walking which gave us more excuses to enjoy the delicious Spanish food with less guilt, and enjoyed learning an important part of Spanish history and marveled at some of the most amazing architecture and arts.

A fantastic and complete excursion highly recommended to see, in a brushstroke, the best of Toledo. The best is our guide Arantxa, very friendly and always attentive to the whole group. The coach in good clean and comfortable condition.

Very complete and well organized visit. The guide Arantxa was very friendly, always available and attentive and showed a deep knowledge of the city visited. I recommend!

Very good tour, the guide Arantxa was very good, she gave us a very good explanation of the Cathedral and the works of art that we appreciated.

Toledo - a picturesque city with an interesting history!