Toledo is one of Spain’s most popular destinations, and with good reason: it has a rich heritage and a long, proud history. It served as the capital of Visigothic Spain between the 4th and 8th centuries AD, flourished under the empire of the Moors, and became the home of the royal court of the Kingdom of Castille during the Middle Ages.
Embraced on three sides by the Tagus River, Toledo’s walled old city has a historic charm, even if the thriving tourist trade has diminished the experience somewhat. The town’s most popular attractions are the Alcázar and the Cathedral, but walking the narrow cobbled streets is in itself a rewarding experience. The presence of mosques and synagogues emphasises the cultural diversity of Toledo’s past.
Toledo has a population of around 77,000 and is located in the heart of Spain, just 70 km south of Madrid in the region of Castile-La Mancha.