Things to do in Toledo

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Toledo Tourist Attractions & Activities

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1. Toledo Cathedral

The Toledo Cathedral is not just one of the city’s most recognizable structures, but it is also one of the most iconic in all of Spain. The imposing Gothic icon is full of fascinating features. Stand in awe of the glittering gold and silver monstrance, inspect the intricate carvings of the choir stall, marvel at the mesmerizing stained glass and see precious paintings from famous artists.
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A Gothic behemoth is one of Toledo’s most famous landmarks that has a flamboyant design and houses works by El Greco, Goya and Rubens, among others.

2. San Martin Bridge

Spanning the Tagus River, the iconic medieval San Martín Bridge has become a symbol of the city of Toledo. Explore the defensive towers at either end of the structure and wander across the bridge, which is reserved solely for the use of pedestrians.
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Stroll across this majestic five-arch medieval bridge, which spans the Tagus River and provides fantastic views of the city of Toledo.

3. Alcazar

Toledo’s imposing stone Alcázar, which sits high on a hill overlooking the city, offers fascinating insight into local history as well as stunning views over the town itself. Ascend to the 1,798-foot (548-meter) hilltop where the structure is set to browse exhibits featuring everything from military uniforms to medal exhibits covering important chapters from Spanish history.
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Standing proudly on a hill overlooking the town, this impressive 16th-century edifice once served as a palace and now hosts a fascinating military museum.

4. Puente de Alcantara

The Puente de Alcántara is an elegant arch-style bridge in the shadow of the Castillo San Servando. It spans the River Tagus, which surrounds the historic center in a form resembling a moat. Stand in the center of the bridge and enjoy the vista of the glorious architecture surrounding it.
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Bookended by a pair of historic fortified gates, this pedestrian bridge in the heart of Toledo is thought to date back to the 8th century.

5. Plaza de Zocodover

Historically the main square of the city, the Plaza de Zocodover is a hub of activity and events in the heart of Toledo. It is surrounded on all sides by a range of impressive buildings and cafés. Relax with a coffee and people-watch in this lively plaza, a short walk west from the Tagus River.
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Duels, bullfights and an animal market once took place on this Toledo cornerstone, where you’ll today find busy restaurants and events.

6. El Greco Museum

The El Greco Museum holds a sizable collection of masterpieces created near the end of the Spanish Renaissance by painter, sculptor and architect El Greco. Appreciate his works spread over two buildings in Toledo which recreate the home and studio where El Greco spent much of his life and produced many of his most famous works.
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A museum stands near where a famous painter and sculptor once lived. The artist also took an interest in the design of the city.

7. Synagogue of El Transito

Ornate stucco décor glazes the walls of the historic Synagogue of El Tránsito, which dates back to the 14th century. It contains a fascinating museum that explains the history and traditions of the Sephardi Jews, who originated from the Iberian Peninsula. Admire the Mudéjar design of the glorious interior, as you make your way around the old synagogue.
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Now a museum providing information about the long and tumultuous history of the Jewish people in Toledo, this resplendent building was once a synagogue.

8. Santa Cruz Museum

Set in a surprisingly sumptuous former hospital building, the fabulous Santa Cruz Museum hosts a remarkable collection of archaeological items, artworks and industrial art, including ceramics, metalwork and fabrics. Admire the stunning setting as well as some famous pieces from the Spanish Renaissance master, El Greco.
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Examine masterful ceramics, sculptures and paintings by the likes of El Greco in this museum, which is set in an old 16th-century hospital.

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