Renaissance Toledo


Toledo´s moment of glory came with the arrival of Carlos V. He granted it the title of Imperial City and ordered its transformation based on Renaissance models from the mid-16th century. This style can be seen throughout some of the most important monuments in Toledo:

  • The Alcázar, Imperial Palace of Carlos V, where the Military Museum is currently located.
  • Hospital Tavera or of Afuera (outside), burial site of Cardinal Tavera and one of the most complete museums in Toledo.
  • And the Hospital de la Santa Cruz, commissioned by Cardinal Mendoza and converted into what is now: the Archaeological Museum.



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.

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