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Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

1. Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

Discover the treasures of Toledo on a guided day tour from Madrid. Soak up the views of the medieval city from the Mirador del Valle and withness El Greco's masterpiece in the Church of Santo Tomé. Depart from Madrid and travel to the Mirador del Valle. Here, admire the views of Toledo from across the Tagus River. Next, head to Toledo's historical center, recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Learn about the coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims who shaped the city over the centuries from your guide. Step into the Church of Santo Tomé, and see El Greco's "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue to the Synagogue of Saint Mary and finish your tour at the imposing Primada Cathedral.

From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

2. From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

Set out from Madrid to discover a city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims intermingled hundreds of years ago in this half-day tour of Toledo. Visit the High Gothic cathedral, Plaza de Zocodover, and Church of Santo Tomé. Walk the same streets described in Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The tour starts with a bus ride from Madrid. Upon arrival in Toledo, stop first at the Mirador del Valle. Snap a picture of the panoramic view. The historic center of Toledo stands on the other side of the Tagus River. Spot the Alcazar and the Toledo Cathedral with their prominent towers. In the old city, stop in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Learn about the Toledo Cathedral before entering. Look for features in the mudejar style. They are one example of the influence Islamic architecture had on the church’s design. Don’t miss the ornate retable while walking through the cathedral.  From the Cathedral, wind along the streets into the Jewish Quarter. The buildings showcase the mixing of cultures hundreds of years ago, such as the Church of San Tome. Go inside to see a large painting by El Greco. Note the elongated faces and hands. They are the painter’s trademarks. Continue further to the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Look around to find the various Jewish, Christian, and Islamic influences. Learn more of Toledo’s history and contributions to Spanish culture before heading back to Madrid. 

From Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo

3. From Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo

The first stop on your guided tour will be the beautiful museum city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe with buildings blending architectural styles including Arabic, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, and Baroque. The city itself is like an unbounded museum that hosts some of Spain's key monuments. Toledo is also known as the city of three cultures, as for a long period Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived here together in peace.  Discover the magnificent Cathedral of Toledo accompanied by an official guide. Wonder at the beauty enclosed within its walls. Learn about the history and the arts of this unique cathedral. End the tour of Toledo by discovering one of Toledo's magical hidden gems. Enter a monastery of cloistered nuns, where you will taste typical Toledan marzipan, the jewel of the city's pastries. The nuns will show you the recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.  Then you have free time to explore the rest of the city on your own. If you would prefer to just sit back and enjoy a beer or eat on a nice terrace, you will also have time to do so and your guide will recommend some good local or tourist places.

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4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Such a wonderful experience! Learned so much history, saw beautiful art! Our tour guide was patient and kind and ensures we had the best views and enjoyed ourselves. Can’t recommend this experience enough!

Thank you very much to Arantxa for very knowledgeable & vey nice tour to Toledo. We had a great time and you go above & beyond the expectations.

Pretty old town. Magnificent cathedral. Real interest to have a guide

Toledo is an amazing experience. So much history and atmosphere.

Amazing experience very comfortable transportation