Toledo Full Day on Your Own with Tourist Train
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- Free cancellation
- 8 hours
Discover the city of Toledo at your own an 8-hour Tour from Madrid with a guided tour included.
Discover the “City of the Three Cultures” by yourself!
Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco.
Once in Toledo, you will arrange your day in Toledo as you like. 1 hour guided walking tour in Toledo is included.
Return to Madrid from Toledo at 16:00 pm, the meeting point in Toledo for returning will be in front of the Restaurant Hacienda del Cardenal (Pº de Recaredo 24), close to Puerta de Bisagra. We will make a Panoramic bus tour and stop at Mirador del Valle for taking pictures.
Trip by luxury bus with air conditioned and Wifi, accompanied by an official guide
Ticket to Tourist Train
Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
Entrances to Monuments
What do I need to bring?
- Comfortable clothes
- Cap or hat for the sun
- Sunscreen in summer
Stroller or pram accessible
Public transportation nearby
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not suitable for pets
- According to the selected date, the departures must be at 09:00 a.m. and 11:30 hrs the client must make the presentation at:
Departures 09:00 hrs:
C/ San Bernardo, 7 at 09:00 hrs and Pick Up Calle Carretas, 3 at 08:20 hrs
Departures 12:00 hrs:
C/ San Bernardo, 7 at 12:00 hrs and Pick Up Calle Carretas, 3 at 11:20 hrs
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.
Church of Saint Tomé
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.
Sinagoga de Santa María la Blanca
This Mudéjar construction was built in 1180. It has five naves separated by pillars supporting horseshoe arches. In the 15th century it was converted into a church, although today it is simply a monument which is open to visitors. It has a coffered wooden ceiling, Plateresque altars and an altarpiece by the school of Berruguete.
Alcazar de Segovia
It is today the site of the city’s Army Museum. Its construction dates from Roman times. During the reigns of Alfonso VI and Alfonso X ‘the Wise’ it was rebuilt and became the first example of a square fortress with towers on the corners. It was once again rebuilt under Emperor Charles V, on this occasion by the architect Alonso de Covarrubias. The façades are Renaissance in style, and it has towers and crenellated defences according to a preliminary design by Alonso de Covarrubias, subsequently completed by Juan de Herrera. After the last reconstruction it became the site of the Army offices and museum.
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
Tourist Train Toledo.
On this tour you can enjoy a tour of approximately 50 min. by the outside of the city. The train will make a stop at the viewpoint of the Valley, where we can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the city of Toledo.
Fun and Tickets Main Office
Calle Mayor 43