If it is your first time visiting Toledo, you will feel the need to understand the city, find your way around and absorb its essence. There is no better way to do this than to explore the city´s historic core and discover its monuments and most significant works of art:
- The Cathedral, Must-see monument in a city where the archbishop holds the Primacy of Spain and where the Cathedral is one of the richest and most spectacular in the country.
- Church of Santo Tomé and the “Burial of the Lord of Orgaz”. Never been moved from its original spot, El Greco’s masterpiece was painted especially for this chapel.
- Synagogue of El Tránsito. A glowing example of the mark made by the Sephardic Jews in Toledo and a monument, along with the Cathedral, which mustn’t be missed.
- Franciscan Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Intended as the burial place of the Catholic Monarchs, its luxury and decor are worthy of those very monarchs that constituted Spain.
Duration: The walking tour will last around 3 hours – 3 hours and a half.
Panoramic: For those groups coming to Toledo with their own bus, the visit will include a panoramic tour to enjoy the wonderful views from the other side of the Tagus river. Regarding those individuals coming from Madrid by high speed train (AVE), the panoramic tour could be made by taxi (10 euros aprox.) from the Toledo Train Station.
Monuments: Every monument included in the tour will be thoroughly explained by the guide.
Contents: Even though the walking tour has a common thread (The Three Cultures, El Greco, the Jewish Quarter,…) I will make alussion to every simple and important aspect of the city: handycrafts, cultural heritage, evolution of the old town, festivities, etc.