Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Olé

Toledo

The e in Toledo is pronounced with a long a sound as in lay, like Tollaydoh. It's only half an hour by a fast train from Madrid. When I think of Toledo, the bull fights come to mind, but we didn't go to any. I wouldn't on principle as I think it's cruel. Apparently not many bull fighters die these days due to advances in blood transfusions!

Toledo at night

It is a very old hill top town in which the taxi ride took nearly as long as it would take to walk up the hill as it needs to drive around the outside. Dragging a suitcase up the cobblestone streets isn't fun, apart from the fact you don't know where you are going and besides I really don't want to loose the wheels.

the narrow streets are Arabic

Reflection in the pool near the Cathedral

Toledo is known as the city of the three cultures whereby Christians, Jews and Muslims co-existed together for centuries. 

A gate to the city

Our hotel was again in the old part of the city in a little street that makes you wonder how anyone would find it. The town has narrow streets that are really easy to get lost in, which I did! A day trip is probably all you need to visit this town.

Toledo train station




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