Toledo Cathedral Walking tours

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Toledo: Walking Tour with Tourist Wristband Access Pass

1. Toledo: Walking Tour with Tourist Wristband Access Pass

Meet your guide at City Hall Square and walk through the charming cobbled streets of Toledo. Arrive at the Jewish quarter, where the 3 monuments that you will visit with your guide are located.  Discover why the Catholic Monarchs commissioned the fabulous Monastery St. John of the Kings in the 15th century. This exceptional church is a marvelous example of flamboyant gothic architecture, which was erected by the most popular architects at the time. Admire El Greco’s masterpiece, The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz, where the artist portrayed the society of his time. Listen to the story behind this iconic painting in order to know why the Lord of Orgaz was honored by the saint while his body was being buried in 1323.  See the inside of The Old Synagogue named Santa Maria La Blanca. Inside its walls evokes the atmosphere of the city of the three faiths, where the Christians, Muslims, and Jews were able to coexist.

Toledo: Cathedral Tour with a Local Guide

2. Toledo: Cathedral Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in the City Hall Square and admire the western façade of Santa María de Toledo Cathedral. Then, with your guide, go on a tour into one of the biggest cathedrals in Spain and admire the pointing arches, the ribbed vaults, and the stained-glass windows in the greatest gothic cathedral of Spain. Learn about the history of this basilica from its construction in the 12th-century up until the modern day. Discover that before the cathedral, other temples were erected here over this sacred land.  Stroll down the naves to see the Treasure Chapel and to admire the fabulous Monstrance, made by Enrique de Arfe in the 16th-century. Explore the main altarpiece, which is wonderfully carved and summarises the life of Jesus. Hear the stories about the depictions in the choir stalls. See the vast organs that are still in use. Have time to admire a unique window called the Clear, made of wonderful marble, bronze, and alabaster. Do not miss the exquisite artworks of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, and Caravaggio. 

Toledo Cathedral Guided Tour

3. Toledo Cathedral Guided Tour

Explore the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo on a guided tour. Discover the history of this impressive structure, built in 1226 AD on an ancient Visigoth temple and former mosque. Start the tour by admiring the main facade of the cathedral, famous for its monumental doors. Note the Portal of the Lions, adorned with elaborate statues. Inside the cathedral, see its beautifully illuminated cloister. See how the vaults and galleries allow the light to seep through the huge arches. Discover the architectural elements that indicate the Islamic history of the site. During the tour, learn also why the city of Toledo is a confluence of three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Explore the many beautiful sections of the cathedral including the main altar, the sacristy, and the chapter room, where religious ceremonies take place. The tour is conducted by a Spanish-speaking guide specialized in the history of Toledo.

Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

4. Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo to discover the historic meeting of traditions and faiths. For centuries, the city has been a universal model of religious cohabitation and tolerance. The imperial capital of King Carlos V, home of El Greco, city of convents, the Visigothic capital, and the religious seat of Spain today, its privileged location and natural embrace from the Tajo River provides a fascinating mix of history, art, and culture. Start at the Cathedral, built in a Gothic style between 1226 and 1493, originally for King Fernando III. Admire its mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles, passing through aisles to see the choir, sacristy, chapter house, and cloister. Learn about the painter El Greco at the Church of Santo Tomé, home to his masterpiece, “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.” Then, explore the Medieval charm of the Jewish Quarter, site of El Greco´s house of birth and the Synagogue del Tránsito, Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca, and Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes. The Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca is one of 11 originally located in the Jewish Quarter and dates from the 13th century. Promoted by the open-minded monarch, Alfonso VIII, it is surrounded by gardens of cypress trees and boats 5 white aisles that express the spirit of the Sefardí people. San Juan de los Reyes Monastery was built to commemorate the 15th century victory of the Battle of Toro and succession of Queen Isabella to the throne of Castile. Marvel at one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Spain, and the intense decorations that praise the Catholic kings.

Toledo: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

5. Toledo: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

After meeting your guide at the train or bus station in Toledo, follow him through the city streets and ghettos. Listen as he tells you the history of the 3 cultures that have lived there peacefully for centuries. Stroll through the Christian, Muslim and Jewish neighborhoods. Visit the main monuments of city, including Saint Mary's Cathedral, synagogue, Church of Santo Tomé and Christ of the Light Mosque. Following the tour, get dropped off at a restaurant for lunch or other established location.

Toledo: Private Walking Tour with Toledo Cathedral Entry

6. Toledo: Private Walking Tour with Toledo Cathedral Entry

Enjoy this customized and private walking tour of three hours with a private tourist guide at your disposition of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a lot of history located in the center of Spain, Castile La Mancha. This tour will start picking you up from your hotel if it is in the city center or by arranging a centrally located meeting point. After that, you will be ready to discover the imperial city of the three cultures plenty of medieval monuments. In this tour, you can admire places like the castle of San Servando, the cathedral of Toledo, which entrance is included, and there you will visit the main chapel, the chapter room, the mozarabic chapel amongst others. The Jewish quarter is known for being one of the most famous sites in this city of Castile La Mancha. There, you will find the Greco museum, the synagogues of El Tránsito and Santa María la Blanca, and San Martin's bridge. Once you visit all of those places, you will have time to visit more of the city center and try its typical gastronomy.

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What people are saying about Toledo Cathedral

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 504 reviews

The tour was really good and our guide was excellent! She gave us a detailed tour of three important sights in Toledo and pointed out several others. She gave a particularly informative talk about the Jewish neighbourhood and it’s history. I highly recommend this tour.

Our guide Josefina was very detailed and knowledgeable about the city and all the monument sites. Took time to explain historical context and meaning. Would definitely not have gotten as much out of visiting the sites if we had gone alone.

I felt the tour offered good information on the sites, but also about the city, it's history and it's evolution.

Very personable and knowledgeable guide, who grew up in and still lives there.

Excellent tour. The guide was very professional. I just loved the tour !