Toledo, Spain

Yesterday some friends and I went on a day trip to Toledo, I have been wanting to visit the city for a number of years now so was really excited to get the chance to go.

Toledo is so easy to get to from Madrid – it’s a 30 minute train journey from Atocha station and the train drops you on the outside of the city wall in Toledo. It’s about a 15 minute walk into the city centre across the Puente de Alcántara – it is a spectacular entrance to a magical city. The train costs approximately €20 for a return journey. 

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Pictured: Puente de Alcántara, Toledo

Throughout the city’s history, Toledo has been known the City of Three Cultures; with the coexistence of Jews, Muslims and Christians. These three influences make Toledo an extra special place and there is something enchanting in the city air.

Toledo is famous for marzipan so be sure to try some in one of the many bakeries during your time in the city. We bought some from Pastelería Santo Tomé which is located in the main square – Plaza Zocodover. Delish!

There is lots to see and do in Toledo. We visited the Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo, The Exhibition of Ancient Instruments of Torture (not for the faint hearted!) and the Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz. Unfortunately the Alcázar is closed on Sundays so we couldn’t visit but I am definitely planning to visit Toledo again so this will be on the list. For a list of things to do, check out; http://www.toledo-turismo.com/en/exhibition-halls_497

Kim’s tip: hop on the tourist train for a lovely drive through the city and also for some spectacular views from the city outside the walls (http://www.toledo-turismo.com/turismofamiliar/os_hace/zocotren/)

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Pictured: view from outside the city walls

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Pictured: Puente de Alcántara by night with the Alcázar in the distance

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