Of all the Spanish cities that we have
visited, Toledo is one of our favourites. Toledo is both the capital
of the province of the same name and the capital of the region
of Castilla La Mancha. It is located 70km south of Madrid and
although its a small city, its an important political and cultural
centre. The city has a wealth of history and a wide array of architectural
treasures. The city is based on the banks of the Tagus River which
you will cross as you enter the city by means of an impressive
bridge. You will enter the city centre by means of one of the
huge stone gateways.
It is impossible to walk the streets without coming across an important building and we couldn't possibly write about them all on this one page. When you arrive in the city, you will find car parking a problem. Don't even think about taking your car into the historic centre. You should make your way to the Cathedral first, right in the centre for this is where you will find the tourist office who will give you a handful of information and a street plan.