Toledo half day.
Toledo was declared by the Unesco a "city of World Heritage" in 1986. And this was due to the great importance of the city in the old times. . . it is one of the oldest cities in Europe and still preserves a rich number of historical buildings and the Main Church of Spain. By walking through the narrow streets of its old town, one may feel that Time did not pass.
The most fascinating period of Toledo was from the XII century until the XVI century. During this time, different cultures were coexisiting in the city: Muslims, Christians and Jewish . As a result we find here a very particular architectural style , the "Mudéjar", a traditional jewellery "Damasquinado", and many other details on different fields that we will explore during our tour.
The world famous painter called "EL GRECO", arrived in 1577 in Spain, and will remain in Toledo the rest of his life.
We could stay different days in the city, exploring its picturesque corners and interesting churches and museums. A must.
Toledo is located at 44 miles from Madrid. You can reach it in 30' using the high speed train. The Price go and return are aprox. 22€ per person, but you must buy the tickets for the train in advance. You can do it very easily by using the website of RENFE, in english.
Once in Toledo, Youn will find me at the train station, waiting for you. We will use a local taxi to do a panoramic tour of the old city. Its location is very beautiful and offers a very impresive point of view. And we will reach the historical city center that is like an open air museum. We will cross by walking the old city and will visit the Jewish Quater, the Church of Santo Tomé to admire the most famous painting of El Greco ("The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz"), and the main Church of Spain or Cathedral, impressive gothic building that shows us all the power and the wealth of the Church in the old times.
Please note that this is just a sample. I can customize the itinerary according to your needs
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: I will wait for you at the train station in Toledo, with your name . If you are staying in a hotel in Toledo, I can pick yu up at the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours
Local taxi in Toledo. Not included. Some 12 euros.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 € - The entrance fee of the monuments we will visit.
The Main Church: 10€
The Synagoghe: 3€
The Santo Tomé Church: 3€
Lunch can range from 12€ up to 70€ per person.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver on request.