If you are lucky enough to be visiting Spain’s capital Madrid any time soon then you should not miss out on a day trip to the stunning city of Toledo, just 70km away. Toledo was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 due to its historical importance and not to mention its stunning architecture.
With The Moors, Jews and Christians all at one time or another having occupied the city there are a myriad of different influences within the city’s architecture. The 10th Century Mosque of Cristo de las Luz is well worth a visit as is the 14th Century Synagogue called El Tránsito and the Gothic styled Primada Cathedral too. At the cathedral visitors can also view a very valuable collection of Paintings by El Greco, Lucas Jordán, Van Dick and Goya.
At the highest point in Toledo sites the splendid Roman Palace Alcazar of Toledo. Every facade represents a different era in the Palace’s history. It is currently home to the Army and Military Museum having been reconstructed after it was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.
Swords, ceramics and damascene work are all handcrafted in Toledo and the traditional fayre of deer, wild boar, pigeons, quails and partridges also draws the crowds. For a day out you won’t forget while visiting Madrid, head to Toledo.