This ancient town remains much as it was centuries ago, with its narrow,
medieval streets, little squares from the 15th and early 16th centuries. No
wonder, then, that it has been described as the “Museum City”.
In the Gothic Cathedral, the second largest in Spain and a repository for many
important works of art, we can admire a number of important canvases by El
Then walk through Toledo’s Jewish Quarter, where we have the opportunity to visit El Tránsito Synagogue. Toledo’s Jewish Quarter became one of the most important Jewish centers of the western world. Although the presence of Jews had a major influence in the life of the town for centuries, it was between the 11th and 13th centuries that it reached its height. There was an intense economic and intellectual life here, completed with ten synagogues and five centers for study and prayer. The social and cultural life of the town was marked by the presence of some important historic figures, including Samuel Ha Levi, responsible of the construction of the Sinagoga del Tránsito and an important member of the Castilian court, helping King Peter the 1st to reorganize the Tax Administration of the Kingdom.
Finally, visit the 14th-century San Martin Bridge, which links Toledo to the West. An earlier bridge was destroyed by flooding; the rebuilt structure included defensive towers, which still stand today.
Your guide will suggest you where to have lunch and spent some time for shopping before be driven back to Madrid.