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Toledo is the capital of province of Toledo and autonomous region Castile - La Mancha. Certainly, Toledo is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities of medieval Spain. It managed to be kept practically without changes since XV century when the capital moved to Madrid.

Toledo was given a name "the city of three civilizations" because there are monuments of Christian, Arabian and Judaism cultures. Toledo should be visited all the amateurs of the Spanish painting. Toledo - "the city Al Greco". The artist lived there for a long time and a lot of his pictures are exhibited at the city museums.

Toledo stands on a rocky height which bottom is washed with the Tagus river. The city is surrounded by a fortification. The greatest buildings of the city - the Cathedral and the castle of Spanish kings Alcazar.

Toledo is famous for manufacture of marzipans. The main souvenirs from Toledo - products from silver and steel - swords and rapiers, female jewels. In the Middle Ages Damask smiths brought art to forge steel in Toledo. This city became the important European center of manufacturing of cold weapon.

  • Last visit to Toledo: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 25, 2006
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  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    Nice page! Place is really worth to go, as it is also near Madrid as I fixed:) Just pity flights to Madrid are too much expensive.

  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    Interesting page and some great photos.

    Irene

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2007 at 7:01 AM

    The panorama view over Toledo is lovely! I will visit Spain for the first time next year but unfortunatly there will be no time for Toledo, but hopefully another time.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2007 at 9:18 AM

    Would love to wander the old streets = Nice history lesson for me here too

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2007 at 4:59 AM

    Another wonderful Spanish city. Toledo is also blessed with a fabulous Plaza and beautiful churches.

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2007 at 4:35 AM

    Those old cities with their narrow streets are fascinating! Maybe one day I'll get to Spain and be able to see for myself - for now, thanks for stirring my interest.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 4:12 AM

    I really should travel to Spain one day :)) Thanks for showing me this wonderful city!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2007 at 6:26 PM

    Interesting tip on inquisitiom. Historicians say that very low number of executed witches in Poland reflects low law enforcement and laziness of investigators. Witches had to be incestigated, arrested and sentenced before execution-> that's a lot of wo

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2007 at 8:05 AM

    Unfortunately I didn't get to visit Toledo when I was in Spain. Too bad, looks like a great city.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 6:02 AM

    Toledo was a favorite Spanish city for me. You've done a wonderful job with the history, architecture, and ambience of this beautiful place.

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