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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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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J K (5 months ago)
Impressive gate to the city with lots of local shops selling local delicacies
Anthony Scott (10 months ago)
The architecture in this location as well as in the town of Toledo is so beautiful. Such a nice place to walk and see amazing views and enjoy the town with very nice people
Fernando Islas (13 months ago)
I used this as sort of a ‘marker’ because Toledo is a bit of a maze when walking through. I made my way into the city through one side and following roads in one direction and ended up on the complete other side but knowing exactly where I would end up by this monument. It’s huge and I highly suggest taking a couple of pictures while enjoying the scenery around the direct area. There are a couple of shops nearby as well that you should take a quick look at. It’s not much of a walk but it is a great spot to meet up or plan your walking trip around the city
Jorge Mario Montes Restrepo (14 months ago)
Just great. One of the best towns I've seen
Jonny Erixon (15 months ago)
A fantastic entrance to the old and interesting city. Opposite this gate is the tourist office, they are very helpful - it is smart to provide a free map there.
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