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Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

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What You'll Do
  • Travel to the imperial city of Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe
  • Take a panoramic tour of Toledo and learn more about its rich history
  • Admire the works of El Greco, including his masterpiece "El Entierro del senor de Orgaz"
  • View the Gothic Cathedral and its stunning architecture from outside
  • See Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe
  • Visit the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Learn about the famous technique of Damasquinado, the art of metal inlay
Overview
Visit the imperial city of Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe and home to works of El Greco's art, on this half-day tour from Madrid. See the Church of Santo Tomé, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, and more!
What to Expect
Located just 40 miles (70 kilometers) away from Madrid, Toledo is famous as the city of the cultures – Christians, Muslims, and Jews – as they have lived together in this imperial city for generations. Experience the melding of religion and culture firsthand on a half-day tour from Madrid that stops off at some of the religious houses of worship, in addition to taking you on a tour around the city.

Begin with a panoramic tour of Toledo, led by an expert guide. View Spanish architecture inspired by Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Then see the outside of Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, the Gothic Cathedral, dating from the 13th century.

Continue on to the Church of Santo Tomé to view El Greco's masterpiece, El Entierro del senor de Orgaz (The Burial of the Count of Orgaz). Journey to Santa María la Blanca, the oldest synagogue in Europe. Next, see the Museum of Victorio Macho in the very center of the Jewish quarter.

Pay a visit to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, which was founded by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile to commemorate their victory over the army of Afonso V of Portugal at the Battle of Toro.

Finally, learn about the famous technique of Damasquinado, the inlaying of precious metals into steel, before returning to Madrid.

Please note that from April 1 2017 the itinerary is going to be divided into two different tours. See 'Know Before You Go' section.
What's Included
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance to Santa Maria la Blanca, the oldest synagogue building in Europe
  • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch and other services that are not specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Meeting Point

Tour departs from the supplier's office, located at C/ San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales). (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please note that from April 1 2017 the itinerary is going to be divided into two different tours:

'Toledo & El Greco Morning Tour' departs daily at 08:45:
Home-Museum of El Greco; outside view of the Cathedral; Church of St. Tomé with El Entierro del señor de Orgaz, masterpiece of El Greco; Convent of Santo Domingo El Antiguo – where El Greco was buried; demonstration of the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel) and panoramic sightseeing of Toledo.

'Toledo, the City of Three Cultures - Afternoon Tour' departs daily at 15:00 (until November):
Outside view of the Cathedral; Church of St. Tomé with El Entierro del señor de Orgaz, masterpiece of El Greco; Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and tour through the Jewish Quarter; Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz; demonstration of the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel) and panoramic sightseeing of Toledo.

Comfortable shoes are recommended for all tours.
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