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Sightseeing in Toledo

Centrally located in Spain, just a short train ride outside of Madrid lies the city of Toledo of which its city center is an UNESCO world heritage site. One of the first sights you will probably see on arrival is the train station which is an architectural gem.

The city has many narrow cobbled streets, but getting around is easy, although you might need to look on your map a few times. You won't get lost as there are quite a few tourists around, so just follow the flow of people. The city is built on a hill which takes a bit more effort walking around, but it does increase its appeal. The main sights of Toledo include the Castillo the San Servando and the Alcazar fortress. Because it is built on top of an hill, the Alcazar has become the face of Toledo and can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Other sights include the St. Martins bridge, the city hall, the Jesuit church, the Roman theater and the military infantry school. Metal working has been part of Toledo's economical base and the manufacturing of blades, swords and knifes has been important. As a results,many of the tourist shops now sell a large collection of enormous swords.

If you are tired of sightseeing, for a more cultural experience you can visit the Toledo museum of Art. It is easy to see the city in just one day and if you are staying in Madrid, it would make the perfect day trip. 



Toledo travel photo gallery

 
Train station of Toledo.

Train station.

 



View over Toledo.

View over the city.

 
St. Martins bridge.

St. Martins bridge.

 


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View on the Alcázar fortress which dominates the skyline of Toledo.

View on the Alcázar fortress which dominates the skyline.

 



Bridge over the Tagus river near Toledo.

Bridge over the Tagus river.

 
Alcantara bridge in Toledo crossing the river Tagus.

Alcantara bridge crossing the river Tagus.

 
Church in Toledo.

Church.

 
Narrow winding street in Toledo.

Narrow winding street.

 
Tower of Toledo cathedral.

Tower of the cathedral.

 
Church at the end of a narrow street.

Church at the end of a narrow street.

 
Stone carvings on a church.

Stone carvings on a church.

 
Roof of Toledo cathedral.

Roof of the cathedral.

 
Impressive facade on one of Toledo' squares.

Impressive facade on one of Toledo' squares.

 



Toledo city hall.

City hall.

 
Toledo cathedral, Spain.

Toledo cathedral.

 
Narrow winding street with old houses.

Narrow winding street with old houses.

 
Jesuit church in Toledo, Spain.

Jesuit church.

 
Narrow street in the historical city center.

Narrow street in the historical city center.

 
Roof tops.

Roof tops.

 
Red brick bell tower of a church in Toledo, Spain.

Red brick bell tower of a church.

 
Statue in front of the Alcazar.

Statue in front of the Alcazar.

 
Corner watch tower of the Alcazar fortress.

Corner watch tower of the Alcazar fortress.

 
Alcazar fortress in Toledo, Spain.

Alcazar fortress.

 
Old fort outside of Toledo.

Old fort.

 
The Military infantry school in Toledo.

The Military infantry school.

 
View on Toledo' Alcazar fortress.

View on the Alcazar fortress.

 
Main facade of the Military infantry school.

Main facade of the Military infantry school.

 
Statue in front of the watchtower of Toledo Alcazar.

Statue in front of the watchtower of the Alcazar.

 
One of the towers on the corner of the Alcazar fortress.

One of the towers on the corner of the Alcazar fortress.

 
Main facade of the Military infantry school.

Main facade of the Military infantry school."



Internet sites with travel information about Toledo

Wikipedia: Info for Toledo 
Wikitravel: Travel info for Toledo
Renfe: Trains in Spain (English)
Aena-aeropuertos.es: Madrid Barajas airport
Toledo-travelguide.com: Toledo travel guide
Go-toledo.com: Toledo travel guide
Lonely Planet: Toledo travel info
Virtualtourist : Toledo travel guide



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