Toledo Day Trip from Madrid with Cathedral Guided Tour

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Experience Highlights

This tour of approximately 8 hours will allow you to discover Toledo, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. An expert guide will explain its history and the traces left by the Romans, the Visigoths and the Arabs.

You'll see the Cathedral, the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, the Alcázar and other highlights of the old town. A bus with Wi-Fi connection will take you from Madrid to the "City of the Three Cultures".

  • Get to know the history of Toledo thanks to the explanations of a local guide.
  • Stroll through the splendidly preserved medieval Old Town
  • Don't worry about travelling

What’s included

  • Transfers by air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi
  • Entrance to the Catedral Primada de Toledo
  • Entrance to the Church of Santo Tomé
  • Entrance to the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca

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Step by Step

This tour lasts approximately 8 hours and includes both the bus transfer from Madrid and an expert guide. This is plenty of time to explore Toledo, city of three cultures - Christian, Moorish and Jewish - and one of the best preserved medieval destinations in the country. It stands on a promontory and is surrounded by defensive walls dating back to the Muslim era.

The route usually starts in a central location, such as the Plaza de Zocodover. Its name derives from the Arabic "sūq ad-dawābb", which means "market of beasts of burden". Nowadays it is the liveliest area of the city and is home to legendary bars such as El Trébol and Ludeña.

Another unmissable monument is the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Its interior is predominantly white and its elegant octagonal pillars reveal its Jewish origin. It is located in the old Jewish quarter, a district that is delimited by the San Martín Bridge, the Daycán Tower and the Cambrón Gate.

The itinerary also includes other temples in the city: the Primate Cathedral and the Church of Santo Tomé. The former is a Gothic construction built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Inside, the Mozarabic Chapel stands out, which was used to celebrate Mozarabic masses. As for the Church of Santo Tomé, it is best known for "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz", a splendid oil painting on canvas by El Greco.

A visit to Toledo cannot do without the Alcázar, the fortress that dominates the old town. Already in Roman times there was a bastion which was later transformed by the Visigoths and Muslims. Today it houses the Army Museum. At the end of the visit, the bus will take you back to Madrid.

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4.6
· 15029 Reviews
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    Linda
    5
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    Nice experience, to repeat.
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    Kevin
    5
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    One of the most interesting and fun experiences I have had in Toledo. I learned a lot throughout the tour and I take with me several anecdotes to tell about this great trip. Highly recommended.
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    Lisa
    4
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    A wonderful, if somewhat exhausting, excursion.
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    Emerson
    4
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    One of the longest and most complete excursions I have ever done. Despite ending the day very exhausted, I have to admit that it was worth it. I take with me a precious memory of that day.
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