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Top 8 places to see 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.

Toledo Cathedral

Toledo Cathedral

As a monumental example of a High Gothic cathedral, some call the Toledo Cathedral the best of its kind in all of Spain.

Museum of Santa Cruz

Museum of Santa Cruz

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.

Puente de San Martín

Puente de San Martín

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.

Castillo de San Servando

Castillo de San Servando

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.

Alcazar of Toledo

Alcazar of Toledo

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.

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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.

River Tagus

River Tagus

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.

Puerta de Bisagra Nueva

Puerta de Bisagra Nueva

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.

Planning Your Toledo Visit

Take The Tours

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.

Toledo’s 24 Hour Card

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    The 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

Not what we expected. This tour is not a substitute for walking around

This tour is not a substitute tot walking round the town. We did not know what to expect but the tour took us on a route outside and all round the old town with such wonderful vistas over town and the river with its buildings and bridges that could never be seen from inside the town. We were on the top deck where it was noisier and the commentary over the earphones were hard to comprehend. The opportunities to hop off at interesting places and hop back on again requires plenty of time and some homework beforehand to make the best of this facility. Best places are at bridges where one can wander into the town for refreshments. On a Saturday we found two buses doing the trip with a waiting time between of some 20 minutes.

Excellent guide, excellent trip - do this one, you won't regret it!

Or guide was amazing! Spoke fluent English AND Spanish, and knew everything about everywhere we went... I can't recommend this tour enough! We were always provided with maps, and guidance on how to get wherever we wanted to. If I'm back in Madrid, I'll definitely do an IBE tour again!

Our guide Jennifer was excellent. Very friendly and Informative.

Recommend the trip. Toledo is beautiful with so much history. Only down side of the tour was not enough time to explore everything. We did the Toledo and Segovia tour in one day. Both places are wonderful and there is a lot to see. Highly recommend.

Very well organised, our guide Enrique was great.

Very well organised. The app was very helpful. Our guide was cheerful, funny, friendly and informative. The bus company needs to fix the microphone in the bus for him though. Apparently this has been an ongoing problem and frustrating for him.

Toledo: Full Day Trip from Madrid Reviewed by Janine, 07/12/2019

Very informative and enjoyable, without rush, rush.

We were alittle worried about an 11 hour tour of 2 city, especially on a hot day. But, with breaks between on a comfortable, air conditioned bus and our friendly, no rush tour guide, Jennifer, the tour was informative and enjoyable.