Why Go to Toledo?

Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.

Toledo, Spain is sometimes referred to as the “Imperial City” since it was the center of the country under Charles I. Toledo¬†is a World Heritage Site and contains numerous attractions of interest to the tourist. Be sure to include Toledo in your travel plans for at least the following reasons:

1. The Cathedral of Toledo is one of the most stunning in Europe.

Cathedral of Toledo

Cathedral of Toledo

2. Toledo’s Alcazar (Castle) was one of the last hold-outs against Franco. It finally fell to the rebel forces in 1939¬†after a lengthy siege.

Alcazar of Toledo

Alcazar of Toledo

3. The famous artist, El Greco, lived and worked for many years in Toledo. Among his most famous paintings is his “View of Toledo.”

View of Toledo

View of Toledo

 

 

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