Discover Spain’s “City of 3 Cultures” on a half-day trip to Toledo from Madrid. Explore the historic city center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the peaceful co-existence of the 3 main religions as you stroll the narrow streets.
The most beautiful places in Spain that you must absolutely visit and discover! Few travellers have not visited Spain at least once. And for good reason, the country is in second place in the ranking of world tourist destinations. However…
Learn about the multi-faith history of Toledo on a full-day bus tour from Madrid. Enjoy a wines and tapas tasting and learn about wine making traditions in Castilla La Mancha.
Few countries nourish all the senses like Spain. Here are eight cities aside from Madrid and Barcelona sure to enhance your Spain vacation.
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Enjoy a magical day tour to Toledo from Madrid and get entry to 7 different monuments. Take an exclusive guided tour of the cathedral (if option selected) and learn more about the historic buildings and neighborhoods.
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Take a day from your Madrid visit for an excursion to Toledo. Admire the main attractions of this important Spanish city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Alcazar, Church of Santo Tomé, and Jewish Quarter, and enjoy a traditional lunch.
One of my favorite European cities for food, fashion and fun is Madrid. While living in Morocco, I’d plan overnight layovers in Spain’s capital when flying to and from the U.S. Last summer, I stayed longer, and with the help of Devour Madrid and my Spanish friend Moni discovered even more family vacation options.
Discover Spain’s “City of Three Cultures” on an 8-hour day trip to Toledo from Madrid, and explore the historic city center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the peaceful co-existence of three main religions as you stroll the narrow streets.
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Autograph Collection Hotels unveiled its latest property, Eugenia de Montijo, within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo, Spain.
While I didn’t know much about what to do in Toledo Spain for a day, I was up for anything and ended up falling in love with the beautiful Spanish city.
Autograph Collection Hotels has unveiled its latest property with the opening of Eugenia de Montijo, situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo in Spain. Inspired by the building’s impressive heritage, the hotel fits perfectly into the brand’s unique portfolio of one-of-a-kind boutique hotels…
If there’s one thing Europe in general is world-famous for, it’s its ancient cities and well-filled history. A huge number of gorgeous old cities dot the continent, from Scandinavia to the Balkans, from the United Kingdom to the Alps. In this post, we’ll explore five of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe.
Our Earth is a wellspring of astonishing places and fascinating cultures. There is a bundle of new experiences, feelings and human behaviors waiting just behind the door. From England and France to Italy and Germany, European countries are full of vibrant cities known for their museums, restaurants, nightlife and architecture. Visiting Toledo: While making a…
Get tips on Toledo’s most beautiful houses of worship, best views, and most important art in our guide to visiting Toledo from Madrid.
Make no mistake: we love Madrid and the many things to do in Madrid itself, but we also love how it is so well-connected to many other fascinating places around Spain. It’s super easy to hop on a train to visit other nearby cities and one of our favorites is to the majestic City of Three Cultures, Toledo. As such, We’ve put together a guide for visiting Toledo from Madrid by train and give you the lowdown on our favorite things to do in Toledo.
Catching the Madrid to Toledo Train
Madrid to Toledo by train really could not be easier: RENFE Avant service from Atocha station takes just over half an hour and usually costs around 10 euros each way.
Explore Toledo, the Spanish city of fun, food and culture
Most tourists come to Toledo, Spain, on a day trip from Madrid. But this small Unesco World Heritage city, famed for its marzipan, swords and monuments, has plenty to keep a curious traveller occupied for more than a couple of days, whether you are a history buff, foodie, souvenir hunter or art fan.
CITY OF THREE CULTURES
Throughout history, Toledo has held an important place in the hearts of its conquerors — from the Romans to the Visigoths, Arabs and Spaniards. This rich confluence of cultures is traceable today in Toledo’s architecture, layout and delectable cuisine.
Toledo’s moniker, “City of Three Cultures”, refers to the rare period in its history where Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities lived and worked together peaceably under Arabic rule.
The origin of the phrase “Holy Toledo” is a hotly contested topic. However, at least one origin story traces its roots back to the Holy Kingdom of Toledo in Spain. Toledo is a hill town in central Spain with a curious religious history. We recently took a walking tour of the Toledo attractions to understand what makes this place so unique.
My interest in Toledo, Spain started some 25 years before. As a high school student, friends of my parents had visited Toledo and brought back incredible photos of a hill-top town with stunning architecture. I was in my geeky architecture phase, and loved the photos. On our first trip to Spain in 2008, I’d wanted to visit Toledo but we couldn’t fit it into our already jam-packed trip. I knew we’d be back.
With another year almost drawing to a close we’re starting to plan our travels for next year. With the promise of a year with new pastures for us to explore it’s important to consider where to go on holiday in the coming year.
In a year of great change socially and politically around the world we’ve visited amazing destinations and racked up plenty of air miles – 2017 truly has big travel shoes to fill.
So with so many incredible countries to visit around the world, we have collated some of the hottest places to visit for 2017 so you can relax and focus on booking your flights.
Where to go on holiday in 2017
Whether you’re looking for sun, sea and sand, culture or a fun food-focued trip, we’ve a destination to match.