An hour south of Madrid by car, Toledo teems with tourists, souvenirs, and great art by day, and delicious dinners, echoes of El Greco, and medieval magic by night. Incredibly well-preserved and full of cultural wonder, the entire city has been declared a national monument. Enthroned in its history, this stony wonderland remains the historic, artistic, and spiritual center of Spain.
At a Glance
▲▲▲ Cathedral One of Europe's best, with a marvelously vast interior and great art.
▲▲ Santo Tomé Simple chapel with El Greco's masterpiece, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
▲ Army Museum Covers all things military; located in the imposing fortress, the Alcázar.
▲ Santa Cruz Museum Renaissance building housing wonderful artwork, including 15 El Grecos.
▲ El Greco Museum Small collection of paintings, including the View and Plan of Toledo, El Greco's panoramic map of the city.
▲ Tránsito Synagogue and Jewish Museum Museum of Toledo's Jewish past.
▲ Victoria Macho Museum Collection of 20th-century Toledo sculptor's works, with expansive river-gorge view.
▲ San Juan de los Reyes Monasterio Church/monastery intended as final resting place of Isabel and Ferdinand.
▲ Visigothic Museum Romanesque church housing the only Visigothic artifacts in town.
Sinagoga de Santa María la Blanca Synagogue that harmoniously combines Toledo's three religious influences: Jewish, Christian, and Moorish.