Toledo - information about the city

Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo. It is also the capital of autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures, as well as the place where harsh religious persecutions were held against the Jews. Many famous people and artists were born or lived in Toledo, including Al-Zarqali, Garcilaso de la Vega, Eleanor of Toledo, Alfonso X and El Greco.
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Toledo - tourist attractions

markerA Puerta del Sol in Toledo Puerta del Sol is a city gate of Toledo, Spain, built in the late 14th century by the Knights Hospitaller. The medallion above the arch of the gate depicts the ordination of the Visigothic Ildephonsus, Toledo's patron saint. The name of the gate comes from the sun and the moon that were once painted... Puerta del Sol in Toledo - photo
markerB Rojas Teather in Toledo Rojas Teather in Toledo - photo
markerC Puerta Nueva de Bisagra Puerta Nueva de Bisagra, is the gateway to the ancient part of Toledo, named in that way because in the neighbourhood there is another - older and smaller gate - La Puerta Antigua. This monumental gateway is part of the city walls of Toledo (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain). The modern name comes from its... Puerta Nueva de Bisagra - photo
markerD Museum of the Army in Toledo The Museum of the Army in Toledo is a museum located in te Alcazar of Toledo together with the Regional Library of Castile-La Mancha. It is the anciest in Spain and shows a great collection of steel weapons, uniforms and documents of the Spanish Army from 19th to 20th century. The Museum with curre... Museum of the Army in Toledo - photo
markerE Puente de San Martín in Toledo The Puente de San Martín (English: San Martin Bridge ) is a medieval bridge across the river Tagus in Toledo, Spain. The bridge was constructed in the late 14th century by archbishop Pedro Tenorio to provide access to the old town from the west, complementing the older Puente de Alcántara linking to... Puente de San Martín in Toledo - photo
markerF Alcántara Bridge in Toledo The Puente de Alcántara is an arch bridge in Toledo, Spain, spanning the Tagus River. Located at the feet of the Castillo de San Servando, it was built by the Romans after they founded the city. In the Middle Ages it was one of the few entrances of the pilgrim into the city. It was declared a nation... Alcántara Bridge in Toledo - photo
markerG Toledo Cathedral Toledo Cathedral is one of the prime Gothic works in Spain. It was founded in 1226 by King Fernando III el Santo and the Archbishop Ximénez de Rada. Its construction lasted from the 13th to the 15th centuries, with Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical additions. It includes a vast museum complex wi... Toledo Cathedral - photo
markerH Castle of San Servando The Castle of San Servando (Spanish: Castillo de San Servando) is a medieval castle in Toledo, Spain, next the Tagus River. It was begun as a monastery in 1088, three years after the city was conquered by the Christian army of Alfonso VI of Castile. Later it was converted into a fortress to protect... Castle of San Servando - photo
markerI Alcázar of Toledo 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 Philip II of Spain in the 1540's. In 1521, Hernán Cortés was received by Charles I at the Alcázar, following Cortes conques... Alcázar of Toledo - photo
markerJ Toledo railway station The Toledo railway station is a railway station in Toledo, Spain, which was designed by architect Narciso Clavería in the Neo-Mudéjar style, and opened in 1920. Its central section is flanked by two side naves, one of which is adjacent to the clocktower, which imitates the style of Toledo church tow... Toledo railway station - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 39.8667, -4.0167
Approximate population: 82,489

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