Holidays to Toledo
Toledo is the medieval capital of Spain, immortalised by the artist El Greco. Only a 30-minute train journey from Madrid, there has never been a better chance to explore this beautiful and historic city
Toledo is Spain's former capital, and the long history is reflected in the architecture and religious iconography around the city. Originally a hub of religious tolerance and well-being, Christian, Jewish and Moorish influences piled on top of each other to create a city of outstanding cultural importance. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Toledo is a must for anyone visiting central Spain on holiday. Some of the main attractions include the magnificent Gothic-medieval Toledo Cathedral; General Franco’s Alcázar, a stone fortification and former Roman palace;and the Jewish Quarter, where two of Spain's few remaining synagogues are found. Artistically, Toledo was the home of El Greco, and holiday-makers will find many of his works inside the city's museums, galleries and churches. The most famous is his great masterpiece El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz (The Burial of Count Orgaz) in the Iglesia de Santo Tomé. As the city is best seen on foot, the crowds will inevitable wander towards General Franco’s Alcázar and enjoy spectacular views of the city. Identical scenes encapsulated by El Greco’s greatest surviving landscape painting ‘View of Toledo’, now hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Visitors to the city may prefer to see his other remaining masterpiece ‘View and Plan of Toledo’ in the Museo Del Greco.
Should you fancy combing your holiday with a city break in Madrid, you’ll find Spain’s vibrant capital is within very easy reach, whilst there is also plenty to do and see in the area surrounding Madrid
Going out in Toledo
While Toledo is a small city, there is a lot to see on a day trip. Stay overnight in the city’s ancient hotels and try local specialties, such as stewed partridge, in centuries-old restaurants. At the heart of Toledo is the Plaza de Zocodover, a popular meeting place awash with Castilian flags and a rich coffee shop culture to lose an afternoon in.
Toledo truly is a beautiful and mysterious place to visit. With affordable easyJet holidays offers throughout the year, you can book a flexible deal to suit you. For even bigger savings, book your flights and hotels together, so you can keep more for your holiday in Spain!