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Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

Product ID: 44260
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Explore the majestic medieval architecture and winding streets of Toledo on a 5-hour tour from Madrid. Learn about the harmonious co-existence of Moors, Christians, and Jews at sites such as the Church of Santo Tome and Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the happy co-existence of Moors, Jews, and Christians in Toledo
  • Admire the impressive façade of the Primate Cathedral
  • Go to the Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca
  • Visit a Damasquino factory to learn about the precious jewels of the Moors
  • See the 15th-century Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Wander the winding streets of the old Jewish Quarter
Full description
Depart Madrid for the medieval city of Toledo, picturesquely located on the banks of the River Tagus. The half-day tour provides a full introduction to the historic city, wandering winding streets to monuments that reveal its fascinating past.

Start with a panoramic walking tour of the old quarters, and visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to see the magnificent façade of the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary, the old Palace of Justice, and Toledo City Hall.

Continue through the former Jewish Quarter, wandering the narrow streets to the Church of St. Tomé, location of El Greco’s famous painting, “The Burial of Count Orgaz.” Visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the co-existence of Toledo’s “3 Cultures.”

End with a visit to a typical Damasquino (Damascene) factory to see the precious jewelry perfected by the Arabs and brought to Spain by the Moors.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the Bus Terminal on Calle Ferraz, 3, Madrid (Bus Line 74). The nearest Metro stations are Plaza España (Lines 3 and 10) and Ventura Rodriguez (Line 3)

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