Trips to Toledo

Trips to Toledo

Destinations

1-4 pax. /€

5-8 pax. /€

9-55 pax. /€

Trips to Toledo (6 hours without lunch)

250, 00 €

300, 00 €

on request

Trips to Toledo (8 hours with time for lunch)

280, 00 €

350, 00 €

on request

Toledo is a city-museum located 80 km away from Madrid. This city has been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. The first capital of Spain will surprise you with its antiquity, atmosphere of the Middle Ages and unique architecture in the style of mudejar. Since ancient times, Toledo has kept the magnificent cathedrals, churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of interest. The Russian-speaking guide in Toledo, familiar with the history of Toledo, will pass you through every corner of the city, which is worth attention, and tell you a lot of interesting things about it during the excursion. Moreover, you’ll get a possibility to visit the most famous places of interest of Toledo, including The Cathedral without standing in a queue for hours. The official (licensed) guide will assure your comfort and safety at the time of the trip. All you have to do it to enjoy the amazing beauty of the ancient capital of Spain!

Where does the trip to Toledo starts?

After walking a little around Toledo, we plunge into a splatter of houses, surrounded by the huge walls, on the colorful mountainsides. The rock zones are washed by the Tajo River, encircling the sunlit city. Before studying the history of Toledo and going deep into the maze of its infinite side-streets, we’ll admire a panoramic view of the city from the shore of the small canyon. From here Tajo makes its way towards the inhabited locality. The city has a glorious past, connected first of all with the Middle Ages. In its time, Toledo was the capital of world’s culture. Not without reason it was long called “the city of three cultures” (Jews, Christians and Mussulmans).

 

Toledo

All the trips to Toledo have a historical coloring. It is well known that this city is notable for its fortresses. One of the most famous of them is called “Alcazar de Toledo”. It belongs to the most important city’s buildings. For ages it has served as the main defensive edifice of Toledo. Alcazar was destroyed more than once, but it was always restored. The palace was built by Carlos V at the site of Roman, Visigoth and Arabic fortress. Alcazar was repeatedly burnt and destroyed by the Republicans in 1936 during a continuous siege of a city. After a long restoration Toledo Palace has turned into the National Museum of Armed Forces. Here you can see a lot of exhibit. However, the most important decoration is the surroundings of palace. The historical objects of XII-XIV centuries such as convents, mosques and synagogues are situated comfortably about the fortress.

 

History and culture of Toledo

The trip from Madrid to Toledo allows the tourists to become acquainted with the culture of the city. Particularly, in Toledo you’ll get the possibility to visit the Museum of El Greco, where every traveller can see all of his pictures. The personality and creative work of El Greco have been connected with this city for centuries. Here he spent the most of his outstanding life and developed his original brushwork that defies any description. The researcher of his creative work Marañon has told: “Both the paintings and the city of El Greco emit anxiety”. El Greco was born on the island of Crete in 1541. In 1575-1576 he moved to Spain and started to grow roots in Toledo. The artist’s house was located not far from the actual house-museum of El Greco. The museum building was constructed in the XX century by the marquis Vega Inclan. He tried to collect all the painter works, although it was extremely difficult. After his death, El Greco was buried in the convent of Santo Domingo. Nowadays the Cathedral keeps the most famous creation of the master- “The funeral of count Orgaz”, which was painted in 1586-1588. It depicts the miracle that happened at a funeral, when Saint Esteban came to earth to commit the count’s body to the earth.

The Cathedral of Toledo

Another interesting place of the city is the Cathedral of Toledo. Its building started in 1226 at the same place where the Visigoth church of the VII century stood. Years and centuries went by, the building of cathedral caused a lot of difficulties. That’s why it was ended only in 1493. This place of interest represents the main spiritual center of the country and the unique monument of history. It is the place where the pulpit of archbishop- primate of Spain was built. Even today, the Cathedral of Toledo says the mass according to the Mozarabic rite, kept from the Visigoths. All the trips to Toledo usually end with the visit of this cathedral, so that the tourists get the greatest impression from their journey. The greatness and beauty of the Cathedral of Toledo remain in their hearts for a very long time.

 

Interesting fact about Toledo

The Jewish quarter of Toledo. It remains a mystery when the Jewry first appeared in Toledo. The suggestion is that their community has already existed at the time of Visigoths. Only two from all city synagogues have kept intact, but their appearance has changed significantly in the course of time. The main Jewish temple was called Santa Maria la Blanca. It was built in XII century. It stands out against the background of other temples due to the features of Moresque style (mudejar architecture) and the elements of Almohade art. All the buildings of synagogue have an irregular shape and consist of five naves, separated by the horseshoe arches, based upon the octahedral columns.

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