Toledo Tourism, Spain

Visit Toledo - Best of Toledo

Once an ignored destination, Toledo (Spain’s former capital) stands magnificently over the hill top bordered by River Tagus (Rio Tajo) from all sides. Today, it is a ‘must-stop’ place on a day trip from Madrid. This ‘imperial city’ was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, between 1986 and 1987. This is because of its multicultural past with co-existence of Christians, Arabs and Jews and its historical inheritances in form of churches, fortresses, mosques, palaces and synagogues. For instance, the towers of Alzacar fortress dominate the skyline of Toledo and can be seen from Mirador del Valle (The Valley viewpoint). That’s why, the city is sometimes known as the “City of the Three Cultures”.

At present, the cobbled streets of this old city remains crowded with tourists and locals for most part of the year. However, after twilight the peaceful face of the city changes dramatically into an energetic one. You get to see the actual ‘nightlife’ face of the streets. Whether you are travelling with your family or wish to enjoy solo travel, Toledo offers every bit of travelling experiences to enjoy for the travelers.

Toledo Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Toledo tips for your visit

  • As the sun sets down, the nightlife of Toledo begins. Locals come out and enjoy themselves in Bar La Abadia.
  • As far as shopping is concerned, Toledo is popular for its swords. Make sure you buy one as a token from the trip.
  • Hand painted ceramics make for great souvenirs.
  • Try out the free cable ferry that goes around the city during summer. It starts from near Hotel El Diamantista. 

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Facts and Stats for Toledo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Toledo

    Know the pollution level of Toledo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Toledo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Toledo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Toledo.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.67 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Toledo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 39.58 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 32.76 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.98 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Toledo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Toledo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.56 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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