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Plaza de Zocodover: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

1. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday then embark on the 1-hour journey to the historic city of Toledo. Soak up panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide then set out on a guided walking through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your expert guide. After the walking tour, enjoy plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. To enhance your trip, you can also opt to take part in a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, providing unparalleled views of the city. You can also add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above mentioned religious sites and more.

Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

2. Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Explore Toledo with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Move through the city while solving location-based riddles. See the architecture in Plaza de Zocodover and the 1000-year-old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (download instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an adventure to 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. As you explore, stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Gain a new perspective of Toledo as you learn local history and facts. See the best of the city at your own personal pace while enjoying the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. Grab a bit to eat, stop to snap some photos, or simply sit to take a break —explore your way. The tour route includes the Plaza Zocodover, Toledo Cathedral, Toledo Town Hall, the Iglesia de los Jesuitas, the Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, the Monument A El Greco, the Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz.

Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid

3. Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid

Discover the attractions of Toledo at your own pace on an 8-hour semi-guided tour from Madrid. On arrival get a “Tourist Bracelet” that provides privileged access to many of the city’s major sites, which you are free to explore at your own pace. Depart Madrid on an escorted transfer to Toledo. Upon arrival, see the sights that interest you the most. Your “Tourist Bracelet” gets you inside the Jesuit Church, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Learn more about the happy existence of the three religions at each and every one. Wander the narrow streets to the Mudejar-style Santo Tomé Church. Go inside to see the monumental painting of the “Burial of Corde Orgaz” by El Greco. Enter the Church of San Salvador and Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, and explore the artistic heritage of the “City of Three Cultures,” named for the peaceful co-existence of Christians, Moors and Jewish cultures within its walls.

From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

4. From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

Set out from Madrid to discover a city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims intermingled hundreds of years ago in this half-day tour of Toledo. Visit the High Gothic cathedral, Plaza de Zocodover, and Church of Santo Tomé. Walk the same streets described in Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The tour starts with a bus ride from Madrid. Upon arrival in Toledo, stop first at the Mirador del Valle. Snap a picture of the panoramic view. The historic center of Toledo stands on the other side of the Tagus River. Spot the Alcazar and the Toledo Cathedral with their prominent towers. In the old city, stop in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Learn about the Toledo Cathedral before entering. Look for features in the mudejar style. They are one example of the influence Islamic architecture had on the church’s design. Don’t miss the ornate retable while walking through the cathedral.  From the Cathedral, wind along the streets into the Jewish Quarter. The buildings showcase the mixing of cultures hundreds of years ago, such as the Church of San Tome. Go inside to see a large painting by El Greco. Note the elongated faces and hands. They are the painter’s trademarks. Continue further to the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Look around to find the various Jewish, Christian, and Islamic influences. Learn more of Toledo’s history and contributions to Spanish culture before heading back to Madrid. 

Toledo: Medieval Exploration Game

5. Toledo: Medieval Exploration Game

Discover Toledo's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. Explore this beautiful medieval city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family.  Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Toledo for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and Toledo

6. From Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and Toledo

Take advantage of your time in Madrid to visit two other beautiful Spanish cities: Cuenca and Toledo. With your English- and Spanish speaking guide, take a full day excursion on a comfortable vehicle that will immerse you in the history and culture of these ancient cities. Leave Madrid in the early morning to head for Cuenca. Once there, your guide will take you through the historical city center and bring alive for you the events that have taken place here over the centuries. You’ll be able to see the castle that was built in the era of Arab domination, go down Trabuco Street, and admire the neo-Gothic Cathedral. After the guided tour, spend a little free time enjoying the beautiful sights created by the hanging houses before returning to the bus.   The second stop will be Toledo, a city that owes part of its historical importance to the fact that it's nestled in a curve of the Tajo River. Start with some free time to try some of the city’s gastronomic specialties before starting your walking tour at Plaza de Zocodover, in the heart of the city. In Toledo, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony; with the help of your guide, discover the vestiges of these cultures scattered throughout the city. You’ll pass by the most important attractions in the city, such as the Calle Comercio, the Cathedral, and San Tomé or Santa María la Blanca.   Finish your tour at San Martín Bridge followed by a brief stop at Mirador del Valle, where you’ll get a panoramic view of the city to remember forever. Afterwards, you’ll be returned to Madrid.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Toledo with Walking Tour

7. From Madrid: Day Trip to Toledo with Walking Tour

Take off from Madrid for an unforgettable guided tour around Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where three religions coexist. Start with a panoramic view of Toledo, then begin walking through the city, visiting must-see sights such as Toledo Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter. Following alongside your guide, walk through the city until you reach the square of the city hall called Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Then, visit the interior of the Primate Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo (Toledo Cathedral), which is currently part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo. After the cathedral, explore the old Jewish quarter on foot. Enter the Santo Tomé Church where you can see the famous painting, "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue on to visit the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, a museum and former synagogue in Toledo. Erected in 1180, according to an inscription on a beam; it is disputably considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing. Before returning back to Madrid, end your trip by seeing the Monastery of Saint John of the Monarchs and the Hermitage of Cristo de la Luz.

From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

8. From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Avila, Segovia, and Toledo on this private guided tour from Madrid. After a pickup from your hotel, travel to Ávila, a city located in Castile and Leon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the iconic Medieval walls, the Gothic cathedral, the basílica of San Vicente, and the church of San Pedro. Your second visit of the day will be Segovia, where you'll appreciate the Roman architecture and art that surrounds the place. Admire the 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, the Alcázar fortress, the Medieval walls, and the Gothic cathedral. Finally, go to Toledo, the former Imperial capital with plenty of cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Have the opportunity to visit important places like Puerta de Alcántara, the cathedral, and the plaza Zocodover while you wander the streets. Once you finish, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel in Madrid or place of preference inside the city.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Zocodover

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 122 reviews

We were supposed to go to the Toledo tour but missed it by a few minutes. We were able to pay a little more for the tour of Avila and Segovia which we do not regret. It was very beautiful and I can’t wait to go back. The guide was very helpful to learn about the history.

Tour of the historic center of Toledo, our guide Jesús was very friendly, charismatic and fun. Super recommended, although time is short in relation to the historical guide

The tour started on time. I didn't like the first stop at the shop. The guide was good and the city itself is wonderful.

How beautiful a city can be ? We discovered beautiful hidden gems and the puzzles were easy to access!

the guide was very skilled and spoke very good English