Toledo (Castile-La Mancha) Reviews
Description:City: Toledo / Country: Spain / Country Region: Castile-La Mancha / World Region: Europe / Toledo is a city and ... more
Toledo (Castile-La Mancha) ... municipality located in central Spain, about 100 kilometers south of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo and of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, due to its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures. Many famous people and artists were born or lived in this city, including Garcilaso de la Vega, Alfonso X and El Greco, and it was the place of important historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo. As of 2005, the city has a population of 75,578 and an area of 232.1 square kilometers (89.59 square miles). In 1986 the UNESCO declared Toledo a World Heritage Site.
Newest Review: ... through Toledo. We visited the famous and deemed to be El Greco's best painting: Burial of the Count of Orgaz at the Sante Tome church. Standing 4.8 metres high and 3.6 metres wide, Domenico Thetocopuli (El Greco) actually painted himself and his son into this masterpiece which truly is worthy of going to Toledo just to see such a wonderful painting. At other historic sites there are ... more
Customer Toledo (Castile-La Mancha) Reviews (2)
by - written on 23/10/05, updated on 23/10/05 (Very useful, 228 readings)
Toledo, in the middle of Spain, is memorable for so many different reasons. One of my most memorable travel visits - so much history, beautiful to walk through while experiencing how preservation of religion has affected architecture in this magnificent Spanish National Monument. One day recently I joined thousands of other tourists to stroll through the narrow, steep, cobbled streets to glimpse just a little taste of how Toldeo has evolved since it was Spain's capital from Gothic days to 1560. From the minute I sighted the main gate - Peurta de Bisgra, a ninth century creation - I knew this visit was going to be all it was promised to be by ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/01, updated on 18/04/01 (Very useful, 84 readings)
Toledo is a spectacularly beautiful city about 45 kms from Madrid. It is ideally located for a day trip for anyone taking a short city-break in Madrid. I visited Toledo in April 2001 and at the end of this review I provide information about travel from Madrid. Toledo, is set on a large rocky mound among rather flat, dry countryside. Its medieval buildings tower up over the surrounding landscape and as you get close to the city you can see that it is a walled town, with fortifications surrounding the many towers and spires of its ancient buildings. Visitors arriving on the train, have a short walk from the station and as you round the first bend in the road, ... Read the complete review
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