7. Toledo: Guided Walking Tour and Cathedral guided visit
In this 3-hour guided tour we will discover the Imperial City walking through its streets and squares full of history and you will understand why it is known as the City of Three Cultures. To complete this visit, your guide will show you its most outstanding monument: The Primate Cathedral, known as the Dives Toledana.
You will be speechless when contemplating the incredible artistic and historical heritage that it houses inside, which make it the richest cathedral in Spain, which is why it is nicknamed Dives Toletana (the "rich Toledo"). The majesty of its walls, the spirituality of its interior and the richness of its details make your visit essential. You will be impressed by everything that your guide will show you: The Custody of Enrique de Arfe, known as the Treasury, which goes out in procession through the main streets of the city during Corpus Christi; the exceptional choir stalls; and the incomparable Main Altar, with a spectacular altarpiece covered in gold leaf.
The filtered light through the stained glass windows will guide us little by little until we discover a unique work of the Baroque style: The Transparent, made by Narciso Tomé, with the sole help of his two sons, in the 18th century.
In the Sacristy, we will find the Cathedral Museum, where works by some of the most outstanding painters from the 16th to the 19th centuries are concentrated: El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, Titian, Van Dyck and Caravaggio, among others.
If you add the Legends tour to this visit, in the afternoon, and after lunch, you will enjoy a guided tour through one of the most beautiful and unknown areas of the city: the convent area. These streets and squares full of history have inspired poets and artists, such as Bécquer, whose most important legends are set in Toledo. To this option you can also add the lunch.
In summary, In summary, there are 3 options we can choose from:
- Toledo tour and Cathedral: a walking tour and visit to the Cathereal. 3 hours in total. You can make this also in private.
- Toledo tour, Cathedral and Legends: a walking tour, visit to the Cathedral, and Legends tour in the afternoon. 4,5 hours in total
- Toledo tour, Cathedral and Legends with luch: same as the previous one, with lunch included. 4,5 hours in total