|Popular hotel||Parador de Toledo|
|Popular area||Toledo City Center|
|Nightly rates from||ZAR 504|
The city is magnificent and we recommended to stay for 2-3 nights in order to get to know the city. It will be too rush if you only have a day trip.
It was the second time we came to visit this city and we impressed by the city. The tourism office and the people in this city was friendly. We did have a happy stay in Toledo.
Toledo has a very nice old town, and the Cathedral is magnificient. The El Greco museum was a bit disappointing paintingwise, but it is built in an El Greco contemporary environment.
Most El Greco paintings are around the world, and Toledo's churches. Lots of nice restaurants and cafés, very few parking places - leave your car outside, as distances are quite small (walk from El Greco museum to the fortress is ca. 15min)
Toledo is an open air museum that lives almost exclusively on tourism. There is an overabundance of shops catering to tourists with the schlockiest of merchandise.
Although the city has restricted cars, we often found ourselves dodging fast moving vehicles in narrow alleys. The dark heavy shadow of rigid Catholicism and the Inquisition lingers over the city. The Juderia or Jewish Quarter is empty of Jews. The synagogues were converted to churches ages ago. They have been turned into museums by the Spanish government that gloss over the evils committed in the name of Christ.