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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Angela VL (4 months ago)
Toledo was a lovely little town. So pretty and historic.
Peter Sauerwein (7 months ago)
Clearly ancient gate, fronting a nice walking park with good views of the surrounding countryside. Wooden doors and iron hinges and handles to examine. Worth a stop if you’re walking around Toledo! Has a few snack shops and restaurants nearby.
fernando solorio (8 months ago)
City of Toledo, Spain ??. So much history and beautiful architecture.
Sam Rudolph (12 months ago)
Beautiful piece of "How it was".. I imagined the Crusades at each turn. Alot of steep up and down hill walking but there is an esculator available.
Wind Mate - ابن الريح (17 months ago)
Nice neighbourhood to walk through ?
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