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Travel Blogs from Toledo
Another day, another drive. Today, we direct the bat mobile south-east in the direction of Toledo.
Toledo is in Central Spain and just 70 kilometres south of Madrid.
On the way we make a stop in Segovia - a city in the region of 'Castile and Leon'. The primary reason for this detour is to view the Roman Aqueduct.
The day …
Took the 10:20 Renfe high speed train from Madrid to Toledo this morning for a day trip of sightseeing. A 33 min ride to go about 75kms south east of Madrid. Toledo is one of the best preserved villages from the Roman/Muslim periods. While other villages and cities eventually tore down their walls to expand Toledo was pretty much kept in tact. It was named a world heritage site in ...
... The reasoning is mostly geographic, supposedly) Bummer. The city claims today that this "downfall" was a blessing in disguise. Because most of the populous (and thus, the chaos) moved to Madrid, it allowed the city to maintain and protect the cultural wonders within the city walls. Frankly, I couldn't believe that Toledo would've been as historically awsome (it's a walled city on a mountain top) had they have stayed the capital. ...
... which is supposed to be the highest viewpoint of the city. I donīt get much excited about tall views so I stay down and just Tes climbs up. While Iīm waiting I see a barsito so to pass the time I get one canita.
As it's late and we have to leave around 07.30 to be at 09.00 at Blanca's birthday we headed to our last stop: the bullring. When we get there we can see that a "corrida de toros" itīs about to start, it was 6.15 pm. And this one started at ...
... when the Alhambra became the new “cool” place to be, and the king and queen relocated. Our tour guide informed us though that much of the church and the monastery, which had an awesome patio with balconies, was a restoration. This was because when Napoleon invaded Spain, the French troops made the church and monastery into their barracks. They pretty much destroyed the place, burning much of the artwork and woodwork for firewood to stay warm.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Perfect place to stay in Toledo, especially if driving. Secure, safe and free parking. Views to die for. Accomodation excellent for the money.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.