Get lost in a maze of cobbled streets in the medieval city of Toledo. On this half-day tour from Madrid, marvel at the mastery of El Greco, find peace and perfection at Europe's oldest synagogue, and be inspired at the Victorio Macho Museum.
What to Expect
Just a stones throw from the capital, this medieval maze of a city is an absolute must see for visitors to the area. Down winding cobblestone alleys you will discover the merging of Arabic, Jewish, and Christian cultures that have made their mark throughout history.
On this half-day tour of Toledo, your guide will introduce you to the finest sites of the city, opening the doors to a rich and fascinating past.
Going straight to the heart of Toledo’s art heritage, start at the church of St Tome. Adorned with the paintings of Spain’s 16th century renaissance master, El Greco, it's no wonder this chapel is the most visited in the city. Most remarkable is The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, which depicts in exceptional detail the funeral of the church’s benefactor.
Other highlights of the day will include a visit to the oldest synagogue in Europe: the Santa Maria la Blanca, a stunning example of Moorish architecture, the 16th century Monastery of Saint John of Kings. Here in the former house and studio of a local painter, you can see examples of modern artworks and admire the beautifully sculpted garden.
- Transport by bus
- Multi-lingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
- Museum entrance fees
Know Before You Go
This tour is not recommended for those with physical disabilities, which prevents the capacity to walk. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and in visiting religious monuments, please bring appropriate clothing to cover legs and shoulders.
Tour in Italian available only on Monday and Sunday (morning), and on Tuesday and Saturday (afternoon).
Tour in French available only on Wednesday and Friday (morning), and on Thursday (afternoon).