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Day Trip to Toledo Spain!

Have you ever heard of the original capital of Spain?

It's Toledo! Toledo is a city known for being the former Spanish capital and the most representative of Spanish culture. In 1986, its historic center was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only is it one of the oldest and most unique cities in Spain, but it is also known as the city of three cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews, making it a fascinating place to visit.

Getting to Toledo is easy, and you have a few options to choose from. You can go by car, train, or bus. If you're traveling by car, it takes about an hour, but finding parking can be a challenge. A better option is to take the train using the Omio app, where you can take Renfe, which takes only 33 minutes and costs around 14 euros one way. Another convenient option is to book a tour through Get Your Guide from Grand Via to Toledo with Viajes Gran Via. This route takes approximately 50 minutes, and once you arrive in Toledo, you'll get a round tour of the area from one of the tour guides that join you on the trip. The tour starts at 9:00 AM from Grand Via to Toledo and leaves from Toledo around 4:30 PM. Toledo provides a unique experience that takes you back in time as you make your way through the narrow roads and beautiful ancient buildings. Our guide took us to the Old Town of Toledo, where he explained the history of Toledo and showed us the historical sites. He ended the tour at the El Greco Museum.

What to eat in Toledo?

Looking for the best traditional Spanish tapas and dishes? Look no further than Taberna Skala, also known as "Bar Skala," the best-hidden gem in Toledo. It's a small tavern located on a narrow street, where you can enjoy a feast of delicious food at a reasonable price. It's also a popular destination that can become full within minutes with locals and tourists.

When it comes to dessert, Toledo has exceptional gelato/ice cream, and the best place to enjoy it is at Las Delicious De San Antonio by the El Greco Museum. They use a brand called Heladosantiuxixona, and although we can't tell you what it means, we can assure you that the quality of the ice cream is great!

Must do?

If you're looking for something you must do while in Toledo, you must visit the Toledo Cathedral, which is the second-biggest in the world behind the Rome Cathedral. It has impressive Gothic architecture, with many works of art, including paintings by El Greco. You can easily get lost in the cathedral for an hour or longer by doing a self-guided tour, or you can take a guided tour that explains everything from when you walk in the door to when you walk out.

Other Recommendation/Things To Do:

To get the best out of the trip, you should take a free tour to experience the history of Toledo and maybe walk you through some of the most popular areas. Also, recommend local foods to Toledo. As Toledo is famous for its marzipan, Carcamusas (stew made with pork and vegetables), and roast lamb.

  • Walk through the Jewish Quarter

    • Great area to learn about the cities history, explore, and wander around.

  • Explore the Alcazar of Toledo

    • It has been used as a military academy and a prison, and now houses a museum of the Army as it overlooks the city.

  • Take in the view from Mirador del Valle

    • Mirador del Valle is a viewpoint on the outskirts of Toledo that offers panoramic views of the city.

  • Visit the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

    • Built in celebration of the victory of the Battle of Toro with Gothic architecture. The Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes built in the 15th century.

  • Visit the Museum of El Greco

    • If you are an art lover, this is a must visit as the museum is dedicated to El Greco who was a famous artist that lived/worked in Toledo.

There are countless things to do in Toledo, from engaging in local foods to wandering around the narrow roads and enjoying the view. It's a city full of history and beauty to embrace in!

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