Toledo

Thanks to the location of Hostal Toledo in the center and only a few minutes walk from the historic sites, we can see the attractions of this beautiful city. Ask the hostel attendants, who upon arrival will inform you about the monuments and neighborhoods of greatest interest. At the reception they will be happy to tell you the best way to reach them.

The city of Toledo has a great relevance and a unique historical legacy, since it’s a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1986. This is reflected in its monuments and buildings of special architecture, which mixes different styles from cultures of peoples who left their mark on the city, such as Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

From Hostal Toledo we can walk to the impressive old town, where walking through its narrow streets, to stand on its peculiar parks and gardens, and discover the Cathedral and the Alcázar, the bridges, as well as renowned churches, mosques, convents and even synagogues.

Culture

In Toledo we can enter a magical city that retains an enviable medieval structure. Its huge attractions make it a tourist town, where we can make a variety of routes, whether monumental, gastronomic, historical or in the surroundings. The excellent location in the center of an accommodation such as the Hostal Toledo makes us the major sights very close and so we can easily go to places that should not be missed. Here are some of the highlights:

Alcázar

In the highest hill in the city, it shows a large palace with various structures, and houses the Army Museum.

Opening hours: From October 1 to May 31: from 10 am to 7 pm. From June 1 to September 30: from 10 pm to 9 pm. Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm. (Mondays Closed).

Price: General admission: 5 €. Reduced admission: 2.50 € prior accreditation for groups linked to institutions of cultural or educational character constituted by 15 or more members (prior booking required). Free admission: every Sunday of the year, March 29, May 18, October 12 and December 6.

Alcázar de Toledo

San Juan de los Reyes Monastery

It was built to house the dynastic pantheon of the Catholic Kings. It highlights by its beautiful gothic cloister.

Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 5.45 pm. In summer, until 7 pm.

Price: General: 2.30 €. Free on Wednesday evening from 4 pm for EU residents.

Address: San Juan de los Reyes, 2 Tel. 925 223 802

San Juan de los Reyes

Cathedral

Majestic and imposing, it’s recommended to climb the towers from which enjoy fantastic views of the city.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 6.30 pm. Sundays and public holidays: from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.

Price: General admission: 7 €. Free admission on Sunday afternoons for Spaniards.

Address: Cardenal Cisneros, s/n Tel. 925 222 241

Cathedral

Cristo de la Luz Mosque

It’s one of the best preserved mosques, being the most important example of Islamic art in the city.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 5.45 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Summer hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 6.45 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6.45 pm. 1 to August 14 the mosque is closed to the public.

Price: General admission: 2.30 €. Free Wednesday evening after 4 pm, if not eve or public holiday for EU residents.

Address: Cristo de la Luz, s/n Tel. 925 254 191

Cristo de la Luz Mosque

Sephardic Museum

It is the National Museum of Hispanic-Jewish and Sephardi Art, and in it we find many traces of Jewish culture.

Opening hours: March to September, Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 7 pm. Sundays and public holidays: from 10 am to 2 pm.

Price: General admission: 3 €. Reduced price: 1.5 €. Free Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Mondays Closed.

Address: Samuel Levi, s/n Tel 925 22 36 65

Sephardic Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art

In its various rooms houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings from the twentieth century.

Opening hours: Currently closed for renovation.

Price: Free.

Address: Bulas Viejas, 15 Tel 925 22 78 71

Museum of Contemporary Art

Army Museum

Located in the important Alcázar of the city.

Opening hours: From October 1 to May 31: from 10 am to 7 pm. From June 1 to September 30: from 10 am to 9 pm. Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm. Wednesday Closed.

Price: General admission: 5 €. Reduced price: 2.50 € prior accreditation for groups linked to institutions of cultural or educational character constituted by 15 or more members (prior booking required). Free admission every Sunday of the year, March 29, May 18, October 12 and December 6.

Army Museum

Gastronomy

The cuisine of Castilla-La Mancha offers a variety of dishes, combining ancient recipes with a new and renovated cuisine. Among the most prized gastronomy highlights the game, such as partridge and rabbit. As starters, the garlic soup, the gazpacho, the stews and the casseroles are very special. When choosing the most delicious desserts, highlights the marzipan and Manchego cheese. These delicacies can be watered with the best wines of the region.

The best-known restaurants are in the old town, including hotels, among which we recommend: Adolfo, with the best Castilian and Manchego cuisine; Belvis, creative and renovated Manchego cuisine, Casa Aurelio, Castilian cuisine, meat and game grill, La Naviera, seafood , fish and meat.

Shopping in Toledo

Shopping in Toledo is a fantastic experience, since the fashion boutiques are mixed with the most typical, where we can buy all kinds of handicrafts. One of the best places to buy is the historic center, particularly in the main shopping axes of the Jewry Quarter and Calle Tomé. Here you can buy souvenirs in the form of ceramic, wood, metal and swords, very traditional in this area, some really ancient.
Such objects are acquired in various places, such as souvenir shops, but it is always preferable to see how work is still handmade in remarkable workshops where are made totally unique pieces of great quality.

Around the Alcazar and the Cathedral there are also some typical products and markets, ideal for acquiring pieces always at the best price. The newest area of the city includes shopping malls where search for clothes by the best known brands, nationally and internationally, accessories and decor.

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