Toledo

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Top attractions in Toledo

Top 8 places to see in Toledo

Known as the “City of Three Cultures” because Christians, Muslims and Jews lived peacefully there since the 8th century, Toledo, Spain is an incredible trip back in time. These are only the best of the city’s endless list of hidden gems.

  • Toledo Cathedral

    1. Toledo Cathedral

    As a monumental example of a High Gothic cathedral, some call the Toledo Cathedral the best of its kind in all of Spain.

  • Museum of Santa Cruz

    2. Museum of Santa Cruz

    What the art museum lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. The highlight of the museum is its El Greco collection, most notably the magnificent Retablo de la Asuncion.

  • Puente de San Martín

    3. Puente de San Martín

    This epic medieval bridge spans across the Tagus river. Built in the late 14th century, it is still an architectural wonder with its five arches spanning at the longest 40 meters.

  • Castillo de San Servando

    4. Castillo de San Servando

    Be warned, this magnificent castle is closed to the public. Admire it from the outside or book a hotel room on the inside with Residencia Juvenil Castillo San Servando.

  • Alcazar of Toledo

    5. Alcazar of Toledo

    You can’t miss this massive complex overlooking the city. Today it houses a never-ending military museum; understanding Spanish history is understanding Spanish conquest.

  • Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

    6. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

    Describing this stunning Gothic monastery is impossible. The main cloister is the highlight with its high carved ceilings—seeing it may be the best 2.50€ you’ve ever spent.

  • River Tagus

    7. River Tagus

    Surrounding the city on three sides, the Tagus river provides a scenic walkway throughout the area. Pack a lunch or go fishing; centering your afternoon along this river is a must.

  • Puerta de Bisagra Nueva

    8. Puerta de Bisagra Nueva

    The Puerta de Bisagra Nueva is the greatest of the city gates of Toledo and a fine example of Moorish influence. Entering the Old City doorway and exploring is a Toledo favorite.

Frequently asked questions about Toledo

Planning Your Visit

  • Take The Tours

    Toledo is a historical epicenter and with a guided tour the leading experts’ inside scoop is at your fingertips. The Toledo Tourist Office in Plaza del Consistorio may well be worth a visit, they’ll even give you a free guide and map.

  • Toledo’s 24 Hour Card

    Especially if you’re planning to arrive from Madrid, think about buying a Toledo Card, which includes the fare for a high-speed train from Spain’s capital. Lots of other bonuses too: entry to museums, monuments, and guided tours.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit is late spring, when the city is in bloom, the temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, and the crowds are still thin.

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What people are saying about Toledo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,264 reviews

The experience was great! Both guides Alfonso and Nuria were extremely knowledgeable ( going into incredible details during the trip). Alfonso also helped with tips in Madrid with rooftops and paella places - ask him as he knows a lot! Thank you for the walk and amazing historical details.

This was the first tour I took when I arrived to Madrid. It was an beautiful day in August and the tour guides were very informative during the ride and our walk through Segovia and Toledo. I fell in love with Madrid on this tour.

Such a great day trip to Toledo and Segovia. The bus was comfortable and our guide was so great! I think her name was Stephie? She was very knowledgeable and had answers for every question asked.

I really like the tour and specifically our English speakers tour guide, she was very knowledgeable and could answer any questions about the history and building architecture.

The trip was very well organized and the tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend for all visitors in Madrid.