Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo

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  • Day11

    Recorriendo Toledo

    February 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    El lunes a la mañana partimos hacia Toledo, la ciudad que en el pasado fue la capital del reino de España.

    Llegamos a las 10 y recorrimos la plaza de Zocodover, el Alcazar y el puente de Alcantara. Cerca del mediodia salimos a conocer los monumentos mas importantes con una historiadora que nos conto mucho acerca de las tres culturas de la ciudad.
    Vimos iglesias y conventos, pero tambien mezquitas y sinagogas. Hasta pudimos ver ruinas romanas.

    Nos parecio a todos increiblemente hermosa y mucho mas grande de lo que imaginabamos.
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    Milu Zubiria

    Que lindo todo!!!!!! En Toledo está la plaza de toros más antigua.

    Luciana Serantes

    Si súper lindo ❤️

    Ramon Serantes

    Muy linda la ciudad

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  • Day61

    Day 61: Exploring Toledo

    April 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Second day in Toledo and time for more exploring and filming. Headed out fairly early to avoid some of the crowds, making the nearby cathedral our first destination. The sign clearly said no photos or videos, but there were so many selfie sticks getting waved around it was ridiculous, so I decided to ignore the signs as well.

    We spent a couple of hours in here following the audioguide which was actually really well done. A lot of them tend to be overly-focused on detailed and missing in the larger picture, but this one was great. The order of stops was really clear and obvious, and made sense in context (explaining the main players behind the building of the cathedral, later modifications, particularly venerated relics and tombs etc). Fascinating building too, very wide for a cathedral (as it's on the site of a prior mosque) but still smaller in volume than both Seville and Burgos cathedrals.

    After we'd finished in the cathedral we headed for a very late breakfast (12:30pm) of bocadillos in the main square. Next we explored a few other sites in the city, particularly the oldest remaining mosque which had distinctive red and white archways just like the grand mosque in Cordoba (remembering that Cordoba was the capital of the caliphate). The most interesting facet of the building though was that after the Christian Reconquest, an apse had been added to the back of the building, turning it into a church. Very beautiful.

    Last main stop for the day was the Santa Maria Synagogue, which, well you might ask which there's a Jewish synagogue for St Mary! Great question - it's because after the reconquest, the Jewish community in the city wanted a new synagogue to worship in. Their petition was granted, and a community of Muslim architects and builders designed and constructed the synagogue. It's considered a great example of all three faiths harmoniously co-existing during the Middle Ages - at least until the Jews were expelled from Toledo in the 16th century after a rabble rousing sermon by a Dominican priest.

    With no more Jews around, the Catholics occupied the synagogue for worship, and still control the building. Apparently the local Jewish community have asked a few times to use it for their worship again, but haven't received a response - sad.

    By now it was mid-afternoon and we were feeling a bit fatigued, so we headed back for the apartment and relaxed for a while. Evening came and went and around 8pm we went out again for dinner - we'd had such a great meal last night, we decided to head back to La Cave again. More great dishes again, and back home by 9:30.
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    Trish Forrester


  • Day3

    Den 3

    November 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Toledo: starodavna nedobitna pevnost. Kralovske mesto.
    Rano sa zase rutime dolu strmym poschodim, aby sme stihli vlak smer Toledo. Rezkym krokom prichadzame na hlavnu stanicu v Madride, vola sa Atocha. Tu boli v 2004 tie najvacsie teroristicke utoky. Vsade policajti a prehliadka jak na letisku. 30min bez zastavky spickovym rychlovlakom a vysadame v Tolede. Hrad na kopci jak v Bratislave. Konecne ranajky v bare, kde casnik nevie ani tuk po anglicky. Katedrala bola magnificent. Behali sme cely den jak o dusu spasenu hore dole ulickami. Mesita, synagoga, kostoliky, vsetko tu maju. Historia mesta je uzasna. Rimania, Vizigoti, Arabi a dalsi. Nezabudli sme ani na obed. Na utulnom namesticku sme si dali rebierka a plnene cervene kapie s mletym masom a flasku domaceho vinka. 👌
    Navstivili sme vezu na hrade a motali sa dalej mestom a z do neskoreho vecera. Nasli sme asi nejlepsie kuracie krokety v Spanielsku. Navrat do Madridu bol zase profesionalne odvedeny. ŽSR spomíname! 🧟‍♂️⚰️
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