Top attractions in Toledo
Known as the “City of Three Cultures” because Christians, Muslims and Jews lived peacefully there since the 8th century, Toledo, Spain is an incredible trip back in time. These are only the best of the city’s endless list of hidden gems.
As a monumental example of a High Gothic cathedral, some call the Toledo Cathedral the best of its kind in all of Spain.
What the art museum lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The highlight of the museum is its El Greco collection, most notably the magnificent Retablo de la Asuncion.
This epic medieval bridge spans across the Tagus river. Built in the late 14th century, it is still an architectural wonder with its five arches spanning at the longest 40 meters.
Be warned, this magnificent castle is closed to the public. Admire it from the outside or book a hotel room on the inside with Residencia Juvenil Castillo San Servando.
You can’t miss this massive complex overlooking the city. Today it houses a never-ending military museum; understanding Spanish history is understanding Spanish conquest.
Describing this stunning Gothic monastery is impossible. The main cloister is the highlight with its high carved ceilings—seeing it may be the best 2.50€ you’ve ever spent.
Surrounding the city on three sides, the Tagus river provides a scenic walkway throughout the area. Pack a lunch or go fishing; centering your afternoon along this river is a must.
The Puerta de Bisagra Nueva is the greatest of the city gates of Toledo and a fine example of Moorish influence. Entering the Old City doorway and exploring is a Toledo favorite.
Toledo is a historical epicenter and with a guided tour the leading experts’ inside scoop is at your fingertips. The Toledo Tourist Office in Plaza del Consistorio may well be worth a visit, they’ll even give you a free guide and map.
Especially if you’re planning to arrive from Madrid, think about buying a Toledo Card, which includes the fare for a high-speed train from Spain’s capital. Lots of other bonuses too: entry to museums, monuments, and guided tours.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+34
- Best time to visitThe best time to visit is late spring, when the city is in bloom, the temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, and the crowds are still thin.
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What people are saying about Toledo
I wish I could have visited the castle in Toledo or the cathedral but I would not want this to be at the cost of reducing time spent in Segovia as it is a gem.
The tour in Toledo was very short-1 hour walking tour and one hour into jewelry factory in Toledo. I did not pay money for commercial tour to jewelry store.
Excellent value tour of both towns with palace entrance ticket in Segovia and cathedral entry ticket in Toledo. The bus was nice and English tour guide Rocia was good. Plenty to eat in both places so don’t worry about food. Wish we had one hour more in Segovia and less in Toledo.
I suggest to provide the tour guests with intercomunicational wireless systems in order to be able to easily listen and understand the guide in every place during the visits.
The Amigo Tour to Toledo and Segovia was a big day-eleven hours, but it was well paced and the time went quickly as there was so much on offer. The bus was good, the driving excellent especially for the final leg home from Segovia to Madrid. Our tour guide Jose was such a lovely fellow and thoughtful and knowledgeable. I’m so glad we did this tour of the two towns as both are so interesting and beautiful, the walled town of Toledo is spectacular and Segovia has the aqueduct which has to be one of my top tourist highlights, ever.