Los Cigarrales

Carretera de Circunvalacion 32, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, 45005, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Toledo

Toledo - City of Three Cultures

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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... a famine in Castile after the Battle of las Navas de Tolosa. In the absence of any wheat in the city the nuns fed the starving population a paste made from sugar, almonds and perhaps some other ingredients. Records from the hospital Santiago de Toledo note that a preparation of shredded chicken breast mixed with with almonds and sugar - which was said to be a variety of mazapán - was prescribed to patients.





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Holy Toledo!

A travel blog entry by haspain

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... though it once again seemed slightly skewed and they kind of skipped over the middle of the 1900s, which was one of the times I was most looking forward to learning about...

The Toledo Cathedral was beautiful. It was also crammed with tourists but wasn't as bad as Seville's. This cathedral is my favourite of the trip so far. It's huge, but it is also very pretty inside.

The middle eastern food in Toledo is fantastic. I really liked the ...

Days two and three, four, five, and six

A travel blog entry by amariemead

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On day two we slept in and headed out to the city in the afternoon. Our roommates were noisy again and made it difficult to sleep. Once we were out and about we walked to the Prado, but was too late to go in. We went near the modern art museum, stopped at the market basket of Spain, called Dia. Got some frozen lemonade and chocolate croissants and continued to walk until we stopped outside an outdoor park with a pond. We got coffee and sat at a cafe since we were falling asleep ...

Toledo!

A travel blog entry by jtbruns

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... We wandered into a convent where one of the nuns didn't seem to know what we were talking about, but explained that in her convent they ran a daycare for young children. Also in the small open part of this convent, we met a man from India who had lived in Toledo for 8 years. He was getting water from the nuns and said he'd be happy to show us where the convent was that sold Mazapan. He walked us a little way and then gave ...

Toledo... Spain, not Ohio

A travel blog entry by andrearini

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... Arab influence, for it was built by Mudejars, or Arabs living under Christian rule. There was also a tower, which is typical of Mudejar architecture, that we got to climb to see an awesome view of the city. Climbing the tower, however was scary. The entire thing was built of bricks and stones. The stairs were steep and tall, you had to step very high to get your foot to the next level. The doors and passageways between the flights of stairs must have been built by elves, because they ...

       

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