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... hour later, we had upgraded to an Audi A3 Diesel with automatic transmission and were eager to see if Ms Garmin could find our way to Toledo.
In less time than it took to rent the car, we were winding our way around the walls of the historic and picturesque city of Toledo located on the Tagus River. The ancient walls encircle the old part of the where Romans built a fortress on the site. In the Middle Ages, Christians, Muslims, and Jews co-existed ...
... Dark and cool inside, it is full of wonderful things, I’ll mention four. The huge reredos in polychrome and gilt finished in 1502, is absolutely breathtaking not least because of its scale. Second, at the back of the alter is a huge baroque assemblage of sculptures, of many figures, lit from above by an oval window cut through the vault and which itself is surrounded by figures which emerge from the painted wall, the light filters down ...
... grew up in Toledo, Spain with my family, Spanish and Arabic speaking Christians. Growing up, my Father, a merchant (as previously stated), told me stories of his adventure traveling throughout Africa and Muslim lands. As a result, I believe that I am fairly knowledgeable in the places that I might be traveling to. Toledo is unique from other cities because it has Muslim influences infused with the cultural pollination from Jews and ...
... were still many El Greco paintings on display in some of the side chapels, so that was fun! And, after a delicious lunch at a fabulous Middle Eastern restaurant, we went to the Museo de Santa Cruz for some more El Greco. They have some fabulous pieces, including a copy of the one I was looking for in the Cathedral.
Toledo is awesome. Most people come here on day trips from Madrid, so the place is really awesome in ...
... and even made the swords used in Lord of the Rings!
But besides the history in this small city, the buildings and streets are unlike any other I’ve seen in America. I mean they truly make America look ugly and dirty and way too urban. And in comparison to Madrid, Toledo takes the cake.
During our free time today in between museums, I stopped into a little Teteria, which is a little ...