Rural tourism in Toledo

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Any occasion is good to rediscover the city of three cultures. Transcendent, mysterious, unique. No order of preference, without hierarchy, without complexes, only one route for those who have never been to Toledo or, as is the case, for whom half a lifetime ago that they had seen.

Rural tourism in Toledo

Photography by Francisco Javier Martín

The example of coexistence between Arab, Christian and Jewish heritage and makes the history of this city is awesome. The next is a virtual tour of the Toledo routes:

The Cigarrales:

The hill and from which one looks Toledo refers to the islands of the Aegean or the Tuscan countryside. His cypresses, olive groves and pine Stitch exquisite style villas. Doric mansion stands out above all others. An urban legend states that it is the whim of a washer which played ten million euros in the lottery. Several boutique hotels are located here. One can choose to sleep in the city, but admire the evening, a kilometer away is a pleasure to Caesars.

San Martín Bridge:

Alcántara Bridge is precisely Roman origins, but San Martín has better views. On the right, the ridges filled with shrines. On the left, the wall of history. Below, the Tajo and silky smooth. A large imperial shield tells the traveler enters the tough remnants of powers and dominions.

Tourism in Toledo

Photography by Francisco Javier Martín

Sacristy of the Cathedral:

If you want the traveler to see pictures of El Greco, without paying for it, must wait for Sunday afternoon because at that time the entrance to the Cathedral in Spain is free. Your vestry is a fantastic art gallery: the apostles of El Greco, but also paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Van Dyck, Ribera and Goya. The columns of the Cathedral of Toledo are the most dizzying of Spain. The 72 vaults impressed. Your account choir reliefs and carvings four simultaneous stories together. The double body permanently Bach expected. Mausoleums of the houses of Castile, Lancaster and Luna saturate the chapels. In one, the custodian processional brushed with the first gold that came from America. However, if one does not stop to think about the display, an ecstasy tab.

San Juan de los Reyes:

This was the home he chose Isabel of Castile to rest for his race. The capture of Granada changed his plans and Catholics sleep their eternal sleep in the cathedral of Darro. But the Gothic cloister of San Juan of the Kings was designed to consciousness. Using the arrows of Isabel and Fernando in the yoke of each of its sides to avoid any doubts. It is unforgivable not to go to the second floor, an impressive art displayed in wooden Mudejar ethyl represents the cosmogony of the world.

Transito Synagogue:

This place has style caliphate, is a synagogue which was funded by Samuel Levi, treasurer of the kingdom in the fourteenth century, who let himself be killed without revealing the hiding of their wealth. Here, the mix of architectural signs reaches a hallucination. Remains of a Gothic palace that holds the Hebrew books with plaster Almohad. The building houses the Sephardic Museum, an educational immersion in Spanish history.

The Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz:

The Mosque of Cristo de la Luz, moved by its simplicity. The catacomb Visigothic built on an ancient Roman road was converted into a mosque during the last century of Al-Andalus. Christian prayer retrieved with a semicircular apse design closer to the cross. A marvel of detail and the sample’s oldest Moorish Toledo. In the midst of a neighborhood with stately old streets that lead or mislead the visitor into the heart of the city.

Tour of Toledo

Photography by Francisco Javier Martín

Zocodover Square:

In Arabic means «cattle market», this place is in the heart of Toledo. This square-shaped isosceles triangle has been the scene of jousting, the Inquisition executions, bullfights and several riots soldiers. A small hill leads to the palace, was the most protected in the city since Roman times. A spot marked by the mourning, it was the residence of widowed queens and by the fire, because it was destroyed by four fires before the Civil War. Juan de Avalos completed its reconstruction in 1961.

This place is in the heart of Toledo

Photography by Francisco Javier Martín

So we finished our virtual tour of Toledo!

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