Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid42 Reviews
Explore the majestic medieval architecture and winding streets of Toledo on a 5-hour tour from Madrid. Learn about the harmonious co-existence of Moors, Christians, and Jews at sites such as the Church of Santo Tome and Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca.
- Learn about the co-existence of Moors, Jews, and Christians in Toledo
- Admire the impressive façade of the Primate Cathedral
- Go to the Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca
- Visit a Damasquino factory to learn about the precious jewels of the Moors
- Visit the inside of Santo Tome's Church
- Wander the winding streets of the old Jewish Quarter
DescriptionDepart Madrid for the medieval city of Toledo, picturesquely located on the banks of the River Tagus. The half-day tour provides a full introduction to the historic city, wandering winding streets to monuments that reveal its fascinating past. Start with a panoramic walking tour of the old quarters, and visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to see the magnificent façade of the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary, the old Palace of Justice, and Toledo City Hall. Continue through the former Jewish Quarter, wandering the narrow streets to the Church of St. Tomé, location of El Greco’s famous painting, “The Burial of Count Orgaz.” Visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the co-existence of Toledo’s “3 Cultures.” End with a visit to a typical Damasquino (Damascene) factory to see the precious jewelry perfected by the Arabs and brought to Spain by the Moors.
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