Full-Day Toledo Tour with Cathedral from Madrid
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- 8 hours
Known to some as the city of three culture, because of its Muslim, Christian, and Jewish heritage.Toledo is a stunning medieval city that’s an easy day trip from Madrid.
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Discover the “City of the three cultures” with our Full day Toledo. An 8-hour tour from Madrid that explores its historic center. You will discover the World Heritage City. You will know the peaceful coexistence of the three main religions when walking through its streets, Christians, Muslims and Jews. A Tour that will help you understand the history of Spain a little better, ending with the guided tour of the Primate Cathedral.Click here to embark on your virtual journey: Tours Videos
Round-trip transport by confortable bus.
Bilingual Official Guided Walking Tour in Toledo.
Panoramic of Toledo by bus.
Cathedral of Toledo Admission Ticket
Santo Tome Churche Admission Ticket
Synagogue of Saint Mary the White Admission Ticket
Food and drinks
What do I need to bring?
- Cap or hat
- Sunscreen in summer
- warm clothes in winter
- Comfortable shoes
Stroller or pram accessible
Public transportation nearby
Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Not suitable for pets
- Infants must not sit on laps
- Dress code is smart casual and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Departure Point: Calle de San Bernardo, 7, 28013 Madrid at 09.00 am – Outside
the commercial gallery. Checking – 08:30 hrs.
Passenger Pick-Up at 08:15 hrs every day to go to the departure point, approximately 500 m. at Fun & Tickets Main Office at Mayor 43 Street.
Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When to book?
1h before the start of the activity
Toledo has had a wall from the Romans, which had to be rebuilt by the Visigoth King Wamba in 674. The current wall is of Arab origin where we can find some Roman remains.
King Alfonso VI, is granted the completion of the works of the wall in 1085, after reconquering the city.
Toledo has always had a great wall, well known throughout its history, taking center stage its entrance and exit doors, such as the Puerta de Bisagra, the Puerta de Alfonso VI or the Puerta del Cambrón.
The Plaza de Zocodover is a square of the city of Toledo. It was the nerve center of the city during most of its history, acting as its main square. A part of it was designed by Juan de Herrera in times of the reign of Felipe II
The Alcázar of Toledo is a stone fortification located in the highest part of Toledo, Spain. Once used as a Roman palace in the 3rd century, it was restored under Charles I and his son Felipe II of Spain in the 1540s.
The Primate Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo is currently part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo.
The Cathedral Church has a theological value and significance as a reference for the pastoral life of the entire diocese, for priests and for the lay faithful. In addition, cathedrals have been the forging place of our Western and European culture; In them was the embryo of the current universities, they anticipated welfare work and were art workshops. Today the cathedrals are witnesses of that culture and message of transcendence and values for the people of today.
The construction is in the Gothic style with a clear French influence. It measures 120 m long by 60 m wide. It is made up of 5 naves, supported by 88 columns and 72 vaults. The lateral naves extend behind the Main Chapel surrounding the presbytery and creating an ambulatory with a double semicircular corridor. Its first architect is the master Martín, of French origin, to whom the traces of the plant and the beginnings of the work on the head of the temple are owed.
Until the fourteenth century the lateral naves could not be closed, and it is in this same century when the lower cloister with its dependencies was built, at the time of Archbishop D. Pedro Tenorio and on the north side, the most notable being the Chapel of San Blas that will serve as burial.
In the 15th century, the Chapel of San Pedro was built next to the entrance to the cloister, and later, the Chapel of Santiago, a family pantheon of the Luna family, was built at the head. At the end of this century, in 1493, with the Archbishop Don Pedro González de Mendoza, counselor of Isabel la Católica, the last vault was closed and this great construction was concluded.
In the 16th century the altarpiece, the upper part of the choir and bars were built. In the first half of the century, all the stained glass windows were closed and various plant modifications were made, such as the chapter room and the Mozárabe chapel with Cisneros, and the Los Reyes Nuevos chapel with Fonseca.
The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the diocese because it is the chair or seat of the Bishop, the place from which he presides over the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations and exercises his magisterium. Therefore, the Cathedral is like a visible sign of the particular church, a portion of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
The Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo, Spain. Erected in 1180, according to an inscription on a beam, it is disputably considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing. It is now owned and preserved by the Catholic Church
Church of Saint Tome
The parish church must have been founded after the Christian Reconquista of the city by Alfonso VI in 1085, as the first news that we have of its existence is from 1142. From the first Mudejar building, it has kept the large multifoil arch superimposed upon the main arch that separates the main nave from the presbytery together with the sturdy buttresses of this part of the nave and a small trefoil arch on a brick frieze arranged in Mudejar style that survives in the high part in what used to be the semicircular sanctuary of the original single nave church.
Here we can visit the Great Picture of EL GRECO, the burial of the Lord of Orgaz
Fun and Tickets
San Bernardo, 7