Hotel Abad Toledo
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Concierge desk
- Smoking rooms available
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
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We stopped in Toledo for a couple of hours on the way back to Madrid. Toledo is a walled city sitting high on the hill. It is a world heritage site that used to be the capital of Spain. It has winding cobblestone streets and the most notable sights are the cathedral and the alcazar. It is famous for its marzipan (was so yum) and its steel and swords. We returned to Madrid this afternoon so that marks the end of my first ...
... century, Toledo's walls enclosed Jewish Synagogues, Mosques, and many Christian churches as well as a magnificent Gothic Cathedral. The Inquisition drove out the religious diversity in Toledo, yet the structures stayed. Today there are two standing Synagogues which were used as Christian churches since the Inquisition. Just like the old pagan buildings of Rome, like the Pantheon; the Synagogue was left ...
At lunch I tried something I'd never tried until then - octopus. It came in chunks as part of the free appetiser. The texture and taste was much nicer than I expected. I still don't think I'd be able to eat an octopus if it arrived on my plate whole with all its tentacles out, but in the future if a dish has octopus chunks in it I won't hold back from ordering it.
After I left the cathedral I had just enough time to buy a very special souvenir for myself - ...
... an interesting flavour combination. We had a nap back at the room and headed back to Plaza de Zuccover to pick up some marzipan souvenirs. In a store on the way back I picked up a small bottle of wine and some olive oil. As the tavern didn’t open until 8 we waited in a nearby plaza watching the passers by. Many of them were on a self-guided tour of the courtyards of Toledo.
... of wild-life. Surprising to see it so plentiful so close to town and not yet shot by a Spaniard. So, we walked briskly from the shade of one tree to the next, admiring the rising fish and statuesque herons, dodging the remarkable number of ***** (canine and human) while discussing trigonometry with the little ones. This distracted them from the fact that all the time they were walking further and further away from the iPads. 2 hours later the ...