Hotel Fontecruz Toledo Palacio Eugenia de Montijo
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- Continental Breakfast
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... Jewish and Christian origin in coexistence.
We saw Christian churches that were once mosques, and a synagogue with a Christian name. An amazing juxtaposition of different religions and architectural styles.
The town itself is nothing short of spectacular. On one side is a river which forms a natural barrier into the city. The only way across this is across St Martin's bridge, built in the 1300s. Just like in the movies, you can just imagine a ...
... Cathedral because of the excellent audio guide which is included in the 8 euros admission price.
The production values of the audio guide are evident and for me this guide with music and commentary made the cathedral come alive. There is so much to see here that you could literally spend all day walking around taking in sheer beauty of the decoration, the overall design and proportions, let alone take time to sit and contemplate. ...
... of Toledo. We visited a Synagogue built by the Arabs for the Jews and later converted to a church. Our guide said nothing has changed in a thousand years. We still tend to get along one to one or in small groups but when larger powers and people get together hatred is fostered. I tended to agree with her. Its a sad state of affairs that we as a world can't get along and for hundreds of years Christians, Muslim's and Jews ...
... tolerance in Europe - and by product of the Eastern European teachings brought by the Moors to the Iberian Peninsula. Cool, huh! I had previously been taught that there was constant bloodshed by the Moors upon Christians in the area (perhaps a bit of propaganda, I had bought into)? This new tid bit of information confused me ever so slightly. So let me throw a wrench into this equation - If San Juan de los Reyes was built at the end of ...
... train) which ran around the narrow streets of Toledo. We got to the plaza about 10 minutes before it left but it was full so we walked back to the hotel. On the way we stopped in at an artisans workshop and purchased an etching of the Alcazar and the bridge mentioned above. We may be going back for some more of their handiwork tomorrow.
Went out for a snack and drink at 9pm. Getting used to this now.