Toledo Tourism

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.

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. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Toledo

  • Save 4% Toledo Full Day Private Guided Tour from Madrid
    Toledo Full Day Private Guided Tour from MadridNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

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  • Save 7% Toledo Green Pass
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    Duration: Flexible

    The Toledo Green Pass gives you the opportunity to discover Toledo at your leisure and without time limits. The wristband inc...

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  • Save 7% Cathedral of Toledo with guided tour
    Cathedral of Toledo with guided tour2 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Dont wait for the queue at the Cathedral of Toledo, the main monument in the city and one of the oldest in Spain and discover...

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  • Save 10% Toledo Your Own Way Plus Zipline and Tourist Train from Madrid
    Toledo Your Own Way Plus Zipline and Tourist Train from Madrid2 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    If you like to travel at your own pace, well take you to Toledo to enjoy a unique experience just the way you like the most! ...

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  • 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)
  • 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)
    • Safety Index 39.71 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.57 USD

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