Day Trip to Toledo // Spain

May 30, 2018 Toledo, Spain

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If you want to visit a city in Spain that is rich in culture, history, and architecture- Toledo is the place for you! It's a fascinating city that you have to add to your Spain itinerary and trust me you won't regret it.

Toledo, EspaƱa.
Only half an hour away from Madrid, you can easily take a day trip to Toledo. If you're familiar with the history of the Roman Empire and the Spanish Civil War, Toledo may ring a bell. Toledo has existed at least 2000 years, since the Roman times. In the Middle Ages it used to be one of the biggest city on the Iberian Peninsula. This is no wonder why it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there's so much history and beauty in this city that it cannot be missed! A fun fact of the city is that it use to be Spain's capital before the Spanish kings moved to Madrid and made it's new capital. Toledo is nicknamed the city of three cultures because it was shared by the Jews, Muslims, and Christians. You can see the influences of these religions throughout the city by the cathedrals, mosques, churches, synagogues, and monasteries all in close proximity of each other.

Toledo was another pit stop city for us during this tour. We stopped at a look out point which had the most incredible views of Toledo and we took a group  photo before we headed to the city. As we were walking we saw a wedding taking place at one the the many churches in the city and it's really awesome to see how different people dress at weddings here. We had a walking city tour and then had free time to do as we pleased. This day was actually so hot as the day went on and also I have to warn you, wear comfortable shoes! There is a lot of steep and inclined streets with cobble stone so keep that in mind when you're visiting. If you're feeling hungry there's so many restaurant options in Toledo but I really enjoyed Mercado de San Agustin, it's a multi-level market with so many different options of food, tapas, and desserts. If you're into souvenir shopping, there's so many medieval trinkets to buy in the city. Toledo was known for steeling making and one of it's popular designs were swords. You'll find many sword shops throughout the city, so if you're interested in that make sure to stop here to get one.

This will be last post of my Spain trip. After departing Toledo we headed to Madrid where the tour ended after our goodbye dinner. I actually stayed an extra day and if you want to see a full Madrid guide (click here) for a detailed post. Also if you are curious to know my thoughts on this tour, I did a full tour review (click here) where you can check it out for more information.

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toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide

toledo spain travel guide


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Have you visited Toledo before?

42 comments

  1. This looks like such an amazing trip! Beautiful!!

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  2. Wow! That's a very beautiful place! We would love to walk on that cobblestone pathway. We hope to visit Spain; we are once a Spanish colony. Visiting Spain would be like going back into our past.

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  3. Thanks so much for the beautiful pictures and great information. My to do list is to get to Barcelona, Spain. Now I will be adding Toledo as well :)

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  4. Wow! What a beautiful trip and such amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Michael

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  5. So beautiful! I love your photos.

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  6. Its such a wonderful day trip from Madrid. Ever since I saw movies on Spain, I am very much interested to visit Spain.

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  7. This is a great rip idea for a day in Spain. I can't wait o go back :) I like your images too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I already want to go back as well haha

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  8. What an amazing experience! Your pictures alone want to make me book a trip ASAP...Gorgeous!!

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  9. Looks like a very fun trip. I also like the style of your photography, all he pictures look quite nice! I love Spain and everything about it is so relaxed.

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  10. This looks like such an amazing trip! Would love to do it someday. Thank you for sharing

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  11. The pictures are stunning. There are lots of interesting places to visit in Toledo. The historical background of the city makes it a big draw.

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  12. So lucky to have photos of Spain before COVID hit them. I wonder if they will be able to recover and be bustlin with life again.

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    1. Many countries are affected by COVID. The travel industry has been hit very hard but I believe it will recover!

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  13. I want to go to Spain so much. My friend lived in Rota for 3 years and she loved it. Thank you for sharing your trip, great photos!

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    1. Spain is honestly such a great country and one of my favorites! You would love it so much. I hope you get to visit soon :)

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  14. Lovely photos, what a cool place to visit. I hope you have enjoyed a lot.

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  15. I love visiting places rich and almost dripping with culture and history and Toledo sounds like it fits the bill perfectly! Your images are stunning btw ^_^

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    1. Thank you so much! You would certainly enjoy exploring Toledo.

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  16. No doubt you enjoyed a lot.it looks like a beautiful place.

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  17. I can't wait to be able to travel again. Living in Australia now, one misses these historic and beautiful European towns and cities. I wasn't aware of the rich history of Toledo, so thanks for the detailed info. When I eventually get around to visiting the Spanish mainland again, I'll be sure to check this place out.

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    1. I haven't been to Australia yet but I've seen amazing photos and videos from there. I can't wait to explore it some day!

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  18. These pictures look straight out of a Tumblr post wow. You guys look like you had the time of your life, and that makes me miss traveling more lol.

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  19. I love traveling but it put's us on halt due to lockdown. Spain is so lovely, I love every ciudades en spain.Thanks for unearthing our feelings about traveling.

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    1. Hopefully this gives you some wanderlust for future travels :)

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  20. Your photos make me yearn to go back to Spain. I didn't stop at Toledo when we visited Madrid, but that's even more reason to go back.

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    1. There's always a good reason to go back to Spain haha!

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  21. These are nice and beautiful. Will visit there one day!.

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  22. Toledo looks really beautiful with a lot of great landscapes! Looks like you enjoyed it!

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