16 Aug Adolfo: Tour guide extraordinaire
If you are traveling to Toledo, a tour with Adolfo is not to be missed. I had read stellar reviews of Adolfo’s private tour months before my family’s visit and it was a pleasure to communicate with him via email to arrange a tour in advance of our trip. Adolfo was very gracious and offered to meet us at our hotel to begin the tour. As soon as we met, we all knew we were in very capable hands. Adolfo has a special constellation of characteristics that make him a wonderful guide. His love for Toledo is so genuine and he communicates its history with passion and great attention to detail. Adolfo is also a natural teacher and has a way of explaining a complicated history in a clear and concise manner. We all gained such a deeper understanding of the religious changes and political shifts that took place throughout time and had a substantial bearing on the city’s monuments and their design. In addition to providing us with historical context, Adolfo shared insights into art and architecture at each stop on the tour, making the works and structures that much more meaningful. As our curiosity was piqued further, we generated more questions to ask, and he had an answer for each one. Adolfo was extremely patient and willing to share his great knowledge of the city. We are so grateful for all the ways in which he enriched our visit and memories of Toledo (he even recommended a great restaurant, La Orza). I hope you have the privilege of sharing this unique experience, one of the special highlights of our trip to Spain.