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Toledo + Central Spain Travel Guide

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Toledo, Spain is in the center of the country, just south of Madrid. It is part of Castile-La Mancha, and autonomous region, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it has notably kept a co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths. As such, many of its best attractions are religious centers and monuments, extending as far back at 1200 AD. The city was also known for its steelwork and bladed weapons, particularly for its swords. Toledo steel was famed for its quality, making it a source of weaponry as early as 500 BC for Roman legions. The city rests on a high outcrop, making it a natural fortress and a picturesque place at that.

Today, travelers visit Toledo to see its layers of history and culture wrapped into its winding streets. Travel to Toledo on a day trip from Madrid or stay the night to explore its storied streets at your leisure. Our Toledo travel guide will help you get there.

Things Not to Miss in Toledo

• The Alcázar fortress
 • the Cathedral of Toledo
 • Synagogue of El Transito
 • Mosque of Cristo de la Luz
 • Plaza de Zocodover
 • Museo de El Greco

When to Go to Toledo

Corpus Christi is one of the city’s oldest and most important religious festivals, and it takes place in early June. Most rain occurs in the winter and early spring. The summer is hot and dry, so if you’d rather avoid the heat, the best time for Toledo travel is during the fall or late spring.

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