Historic City of Toledo

Toledo, Spain

Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the repository of more than 2,000 years of history. Its masterpieces are the product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the existence of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – was a major factor.

Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage.

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Plaza Mayor 1, Toledo, Spain
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Founded: around 200 BC
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Spain

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Muhammad Imran (14 months ago)
When you enter this castelle and you will see one side statue of an Empire and opposite side a board where you will anaylize the whole campus of this Bisagra Fort. The board is made by iron and the map of this old fort is embroided on it.
Enzo Dettoni (15 months ago)
Toledo is a jewel! Must to see!
kjurdi (15 months ago)
A place full of history.
Hugo Batista (18 months ago)
Toledo ... a medieval town very well preserved. The city of Toledo well known for its steel. Knight armor and cutlery are icons of the city. At Easter, the city dresses up for the celebrations. It looks wonderful ...
Laura (2 years ago)
Oh my gosh I am in love with Toledo. What a stunning place. We were lucky enough to stay in a house right by the gate and it was a stunning setting. Just poking about the streets around here provides some wonderful picture ops. But seriously, just go to Toledo, beautiful place
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