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Top 8 Places to See in Toledo

Known as the “City of Three Cultures” because Christians, Muslims and Jews lived peacefully there since the 8th century, Toledo, Spain is an incredible trip back in time. These are only the best of the city’s endless list of hidden gems.

Toledo Cathedral

As a monumental example of a High Gothic cathedral, some call the Toledo Cathedral the best of its kind in all of Spain.

Museum of Santa Cruz

What the art museum lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The highlight of the museum is its El Greco collection, most notably the magnificent Retablo de la Asuncion.

Puente de San Martín

This epic medieval bridge spans across the Tagus river. Built in the late 14th century, it is still an architectural wonder with its five arches spanning at the longest 40 meters.

Castillo de San Servando

Be warned, this magnificent castle is closed to the public. Admire it from the outside or book a hotel room on the inside with Residencia Juvenil Castillo San Servando.

Alcazar of Toledo

You can’t miss this massive complex overlooking the city. Today it houses a never-ending military museum; understanding Spanish history is understanding Spanish conquest.

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Describing this stunning Gothic monastery is impossible. The main cloister is the highlight with its high carved ceilings—seeing it may be the best 2.50€ you’ve ever spent.

River Tagus

Surrounding the city on three sides, the Tagus river provides a scenic walkway throughout the area. Pack a lunch or go fishing; centering your afternoon along this river is a must.

Puerta de Bisagra Nueva

The Puerta de Bisagra Nueva is the greatest of the city gates of Toledo and a fine example of Moorish influence. Entering the Old City doorway and exploring is a Toledo favorite.

Planning Your Toledo Visit

Take The Tours

Toledo is a historical epicenter and with a guided tour the leading experts’ inside scoop is at your fingertips. The Toledo Tourist Office in Plaza del Consistorio may well be worth a visit, they’ll even give you a free guide and map.

Toledo’s 24 Hour Card

Especially if you’re planning to arrive from Madrid, think about buying a Toledo Card, which includes the fare for a high-speed train from Spain’s capital. Lots of other bonuses too: entry to museums, monuments, and guided tours.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit is late spring, when the city is in bloom, the temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, and the crowds are still thin.

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What People Are Saying About Toledo

Very well organized indeed and everything went perfectly.

The Hotel pick-up service was perfect. The tour itself was just right. The driver was very good and the tour guide as well. I can highly recommend the company. Toledo is a destination not to be missed when taking a holiday in Madrid. Cheers!!!

Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid Reviewed by Enrique, 02/14/2017

Great tour with a great tour guide Staffi

Tour was great except we didn't see much of Toledo due to heavy fog however the tour guide Staffi (hope it's the correct spelling) was the best guide I had since I came to Spain. She was very passionate when speaking about the historical areas and was very friendly towards the group. Not to mention she was very helpful and answered all the questions with enthusiasm. I would definitely recommend this trip to Toledo and Segovia even though you couldn't see much in Toledo. You should definitely try to get Staffi as your tour guide, she is remarkable and easily likeable.

Toledo & Segovia Tour from Madrid Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 01/07/2017

Great trip with awesome tour guide Alfonso. Thanks.

Trip was last minute. All great. Our guide, Alfonso, was excellent and spoke great English.

Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid with Lunch Reviewed by Simon, 12/28/2016

Great tour with nice accommodations for English speakers!

Great Day exploring Toledo with this guided tour. It was very nice to have everything planned for us, including the admissions to the must-see sites of Toledo. Guide was personable and spoke in both English and Spanish. Fully recommend!

Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid Reviewed by Natalie, 12/05/2016

Excellent, informative tour and lunch, our guide Alfonso was great!

I really enjoyed the whole tour of beautiful Holy Toledo and Alfonso was such a knowledgeable and accommodating guide - well worth the money!

Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid with Lunch Reviewed by Diarmaid, 12/04/2016

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