Plan what to see in Toledo: Places to see, history, gastronomy, cultural events, amazing activities, accommodation, recommendations.
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Known as “The Imperial City” or “The City of the three cultures”, Toledo is a complete journey through the history of Spain. All civilizations and cultures that have passed through Toledo have left their mark, given the importance that this city has had for all. Toledo is a World Heritage Site since 1986.
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The name “Toletum” is written for the first time by the Roman historian Tito Livio whereby “Toletum” would originate in “Tollitum” whose meaning would be “lifted up, aloft.” Some people also said that expresses “the double turns or bends that formed by the river that crosses”.
From the earliest settlements in the Bronze Age, Toledo has been an important city, political and spiritual capital of kingdoms and cultures until Felipe II established in 1561 in Madrid the capital of Spain.
Punished by conquest and reconquest, Toledo has been an example of coexistence, a city that for centuries lived side by side “almost peacefully” Jews, Christians and Muslims, earning the nickname “The City of Three Cultures”.
Nowadays Toledo is an example of preservation and promotion of our heritage and our culture, there is much culture to see in Toledo. It is not possible to speak of Toledo without mentioning the figure of El Greco, one of the few universal painters that have painted in Spain. His work presents a whole town and represents one of the main attractions of Toledo worldwide.
Places to see in Toledo
The quantity and quality of cultural sights to see in Toledo is stunning, from Roman remains to the cathedral through a multitude of historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Gastronomy of Toledo
|Startes||Garlic soup (Spanish), Cooked “three rollovers“ Migas, porridge and Manchego ratatouille.|
|Meats||Lamb stew, Cochifrito, Venison with pears or wild mushrooms, partridge in marinade, stewed partridge, minced and “rotten pot” (origin of Spanish stews).|
|Fish||Cream of crab, Toledo trout, tiznao of cod and ajopescador.|
|Desserts||Toledo marzipan, pestiños and filling marzipan|
|Wines and Drinks||Wines with denomination of origin La Mancha and Mentrida.|
|Other Products||Toledan craft of ceramics and pottery, but especially the metal work as swords, daggers, suits of armor, forged iron gate, locks, etc.|
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History of Toledo
|192 B:C.C.||The city carpetana (celtíbera) is taken by the Roman Marco Fulbio Nobilior, who built Toletum over these carpetanas ruins.|
|411||Toledo was invaded and conquered by the Vandals.|
|418||Toledo was conquered by the Visigoths.|
|569||Atanagildo install the Court in Toledo.|
|711||Toledo is taken by Muslim troops Tariq ibn Ziyad.|
|1085||Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile conquered Toledo to Christians.|
|1118||Alfonso VII refounded the privileges granted to the various minorities by Alfonso VI.|
|1162||Fernando II of Leon conquered the city of Toledo during the turbulent period of the minority of Alfonso VIII of Castile.|
|1166||Toledo was recaptured by the Castilians.|
|1492||Ferdinand and Isabella expelled the Jews, established in Toledo from the Visigoth period.|
|1502||Proclamation in Toledo of Juana and Philip the Handsome as heirs to the Castillan crown|
|1522||Toledo gives up to the troops of Charles I during the revolt of the comuneros.|
|1561||Felipe II moved the court from Toledo to Madrid.|
|1936||The July 21, 1936 the siege of the Alcazar,|
|1986||Toledo is declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site City.|
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