Toledo is a city that can be visited in a day if you have the opportunity to stay in Madrid
The historic center of the city is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can walk through the narrow streets and discover an extraordinary city full of life.
Toledo is a living witness of the religious and political history of Spain : you will find churches, mosques and synagogues there.
Getting to Toledo from Madrid :
- By train (renfe) from Atocha station (41 € round trip)
- By bus (ALSA) from Plaza Elíptica (outside Madrid) (25€ round trip)
We took the bus (round trip on the same day). The return time is not fixed on the ticket, which is practical. The Madrid-Toledo journey takes 1 hour.
What to see in Toledo ?
We spent 5 hours in Toledo, we were able to see:
Alcazar of Toledo
It is a rectangular castle in the highest part of the city, with a large central esplanade and four towers at the four corners, with granite walls.
Address: Calle de la Union
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. except Wednesday
Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo (Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo)
Hosts the archdiocese of the city
Address : Calle Cardenal Cisneros, 1
Monastery of St. John of the Kings (Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes)
Commemorates the victory of the Catholic Monarchs over the Portuguese in the Battle of Toro. It is one of the works of Isabelino Gothic: Hispanic adaptation of French Gothic
Address: Calle Reyes Catolicos
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Santiago del Arrabal Church (Iglesia Santiago del Arrabal)
Aka « the Cathedral of Mudejar », this church is one of the architectural jewels of Toledo.
Address: Plaza Santiago Arrabal
Main square of the old town of Toledo. There you can find restaurants and terraces
St. Martin’s Bridge (Puente de San Martín)
Medieval bridge on the Tagus. It is an architectural marvel with its five arches covering 40 meters
San Servando Castle (Castillo de San Servando)
NB : this magnificent castle is closed to the public. Admire it from the outside
Address : Cuesta de San Servando