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Many people travel to Toledo to enjoy some great museums, churches, and monuments, and stopping over for at least day or two in Toledo is more than worthwhile, as it is the most popular spot for travelers in Spain's Castilla-La Mancha region. Toledo's most well-known attractions include the Toledo Old Town and Cathedral. There's a lot more to check out in Toledo, so take some time to explore this Toledo travel guide to find out more about this place.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Toledo
  • Visit the Catedral  de Toledo (Cathedral); it's breathtaking and well worth the time spent visiting.
  • Stop at all the little shops and you'll find a wealth of little treasures, such as hand wrought iron products (esp. knives, swords replicas, etc.) The artisans are particularly skilled and their works are not very expensive, which make for nice souvenirs.
  • Make sure to stop at the Río Tajo (Tagus River) and look around; there are some beautiful views of the city above, and it's a peaceful place to rest.
  • Toledo exhibits some wonderful examples of Moorish influence, especially in its architecture. Make sure that aside from visiting the cathedral, you also look at the amazing architecture of the old city.
  • If you like ceramic tiles, you must stop at any of the numerous shops and buy some "azulejos," which are hand painted, glazed tiles. They're pretty cheap and they are excellent reminders of Toledo.
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Once the capital of Spain, Toledo has played a central role in the country’s political and religious history since Roman times. It has been a major European centre for learning and the arts for generations of Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. All of which makes wandering its narrow streets with a head full of summarised history a slightly overwhelming experience. A labyrinth of cobbled lanes – often no more than an arms width apart - twist and dip all over the old city, suddenly opening up to medieval cathedrals, synagogues, fortifications, art museums, or the stunning Alcazar. Like a lot of places in Spain, it is a town hard to appreciate in a single day.     IMPORTANT...CATHEDRAL OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS ...A MUST SEE WITH EL GRECO ART AND UNUSUAL DESIGN..DO NOT MISS.
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From the times the Moros (Arabs) ruled in Spain, there was a certain type of inlay of gold strands on silver. For example, I purchased an inlay of Don Quixote on his horse with a windmill on a disk about 7 centimeters in diameter and the entire inlay was in gold. This is called Damascus gold because it is done in only two places now in the world  - Toledo and Damascus. They sell a lot of junk stuff to tourists, BUT if you will look for this, it is a rare item indeed. They will seal it inbetween two panes of glass with a bronze frame around it for you to hang on the wall or to display on your desk, etc. It is very beautiful.
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