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Touring Toledo in Spain

Toledo in the region of Castille-La Mancha with its 82,291 citizens is a city located in Spain - some 42 mi or ( 68 km ) South-West of Madrid , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Toledo

Time in Toledo is now 04:44 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Madrid " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Villaseca de la Sagra, Polan, Olias del Rey, Mocejon, and Magan. Being here already, consider visiting Villaseca de la Sagra . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recomendations for Toledo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Toledo, Spain: Highlights of Castile

4:20 min by RickSteves
Views: 32111 Rating: 4.80

Toledo is so well-preserved and packed with cultural wonder that the entire city has been declared a national monument. It's an ideal place to savor the delights of Spain: cultural, historic and tasty ..

Toledo, Spain: The Art of El Greco

3:06 min by RickSteves
Views: 27412 Rating: 5.00

No painter before or since has captured the mystery of the spiritual world like the painter El Greco. His unique style of painting developed in Toledo, Spain. Join Rick on a visit to the Santa Cruz Mu ..


Ruta por Rumanía (Google Earth)

6:26 min by alfre2ky
Views: 2849 Rating: 4.88

Ruta por Rumanía usando Google Earth. Es un viaje planeado para el Verano Joven de 2008 de Castilla-La Mancha. Tendrá lugar entre el 7-Agosto-2008 y el 16-Agosto-2008. Bucarest-Buzau-Focsani-Bacau-Pia ..

Una tarde en Toledo (otra escena de Cherchez la cam)

2:56 min by LZFILM
Views: 1673 Rating: 5.00

The interactive KENOEFF-LZFILM-coproduction: One late afternoon in Toledo (Another scene from CHERCHEZ LA CAM) Toledo was for a long time the capital of the country that we call Spain nowadays. Founde ..


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Interesting facts about this location

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 1540s. In 1521, Hernán Cortés was received by Charles I at the Alcázar, following Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs.

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Located at 39.86 -4.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Alcazars and Alcazabas in Spain, Buildings and structures in Toledo, Spain, Castles in Castile-La Mancha, Visitor attractions in Toledo, Spain

Siege of the Alcázar

The Siege of the Alcázar was a highly symbolic Nationalist victory in Toledo in the opening stages of the Spanish Civil War. The Alcázar of Toledo was held by a variety of military forces in favor of the Nationalist uprising. Militias of the parties in the Popular Front began their siege on July 21, 1936. The siege ended on September 27 with the arrival of the Army of Africa under Francisco Franco.

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Mosque of Cristo de la Luz

The Mosque of Cristo de la Luz is a former mosque in Toledo, Spain, the only one of the ten once existing in the city which remains largely as it was in the Moorish period. It was then known as Mezquita Bab-al-Mardum, deriving its name from the city gate Bab al-Mardum. It is located near the Puerta del Sol, in an area of the city once called Medina where wealthy Muslims used to live.

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Puerta Bab al-Mardum

The Puerta Bab al-Mardum, or Puerta de Valmardón, is a city gate of Toledo, Spain. It was built in the 10th century and is probably the oldest gate of the city. Its name 'mardum' is Arabic for 'blocked up'. Perhaps because its function was taken over by the Puerta del Sol. The Spanish name Valmardón is a rough, phonetic imitation of the Arabic. 'Mezquita Bab al-Mardum' is another name for the nearby Mosque of Cristo de la Luz.

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Puerta de Bisagra

The Puerta de Bisagra (originally Bab al-Saqra, also called 'Puerta de Alfonso VI') is a city gate of Toledo, Spain, built in the 10th century, in the time of the taifa of Toledo. It is also called 'Bisagra Antigua' to distinguish it from the Puerta de Bisagra Nueva which was built in 1559. The gate was the main entrance to the city and dates from the Andalusian period.

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Located at 39.86 -4.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 10th-century architecture, Al-Andalus, Buildings and structures in Toledo, Spain, Gates in Spain, Visitor attractions in Toledo, Spain

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