ToledoNovember 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C
We spent a day looking around this city, which used to be the capital city of Spain until Madrid took over in the 1500s.
It is quite a place, with a rich roman history. We parked overnight just outside the northern walls of the old city. The old city is built high on a hill dominating the surrounding plain on one side and protected by a gorge on the other. It is crammed full of churches, all massive, and they seem to be on every corner.
The Alcazar is now home to a modern military museum and the city library. It is massive and dominates the sky line along with the cathedral.
I was hoping for a good look at the roman aquaduct, but it has long perished with just a trace of it left one the side of the gorge, however there are some interesting remains of the old roman circus near to where we parked up.
The old city was quiet quiet and seemed to be full of walking tours and Japanese visitors. If you want to buy a sword this is the place to come.Read more