Small cities and towns have always intrigued me. Small cities and towns have a wonder of its own, whether it flavor, food, flares, festive, culture or craft. You will find something significant and unique about it. When we were traveling Spain, Toledo was my top pick. Announced as a world heritage site, Toledo is a seamless blend of three culture Roman, Jewish, and Moorish.
Cobblestone streets, historic little square mountain and wrapped in Tagus River, Toledo is a postcard-perfect city and solace for traveling soul
How to get there and how much time you should spend
Less than an hour for Madrid by car or train, it is perfect for a day trip or if you want to witness the city at night staying over for a day or two could be a perfect option. We drove from Madrid to Toledo for a day trip but after visiting I regret that we should have spent a day or two to get the essence of the whole city.
What are the main attractions
1. Mirador Del Valle: If you want to get a glimpse of the gorgeous view of the city here you are.
2. Catedral Primada: Toledo's treasure with ornate interior and acute outer architecture.
3. Synagogues: Established in 1180 by Moorish architects, now preserved by the Catholic Church these Jewish worship places are a true witness to diversity in a multicultural setting.
4. Alcazar: Sparkled from Mirador del Valle, a gem located at the highest part of Toledo, it was once used as a Roman place in the 3rd century and then later as a fortification during the Spanish Civil war.
5. Puerta de Bisagra: Greets you in the grandeur, the gate built in 1559 by Alonso de Covarrubias, you can't miss it once you enter the city.
Cool things to do
Walk the nostalgia of Jewish quarters: An escape from the hustle and bustle, almost felt like a time machine, it takes you to another time. Walking on the Tiny alleys of sublime cobblestone streets, sense the Jewish heritage.
Not just shop: Shopping is fun but when you can witness the muse of what you buy, that priceless. Stop by the shops and artisans who are not just selling things but creating art, especially jewelry.
The melting pot of multi-culture, Toledo is not just a tale of yesteryear but the past that reminisces in present and future.