Toledo is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Toledo one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Toledo is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Toledo or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Toledo. Explore the historical monuments of Toledo with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Toledo guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Toledo page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Toledo landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Toledo.
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C / Catholic Kings, 17. 45002 Toledo
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
Also known as Monastery of Saint John of the kings, this historic monastery of Toledo was founded by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile in honor of the birth of their son, Prince John and also their victory over the army of Afonso V Portugal in the Battle of Toro (1476). Its construction work got finished in 1504, with sple...
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Calle de Samuel Levi , S/N, 45002 Toledo,Spain
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
It is the only synagogue, belonging to the 14th century and was built under the recommendation of Pedro I. It now houses the Museo Sefardi. True to its era, the architectural design of the synagogue reflects a mixture of artwork of Gothic, Cordoba Islamic art style and Jewish. The interior portion is decorated with Mudejar elements and inscriptions...
Erected in 1180, this synagoga was originally known as Ibn Shushan Synagogue. It is said to be the oldest synagoga of Europe that is still standing without much damage. At present, the building is owned by the Catholic Church. The unique feature of the building is its design as the building was constructed under the Christian kingdom of Castile by ...
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Plaza Zocodover, 15, 45001 Toledo, Spain
This square is located in the autonomous community of Castilla –La Manch of Toledo. The location of this square is the prime factor for making it a must visit place for most of the tourists. This is because; the square is situated right at the center of the city and has many roads connecting some of the important tourist attractions of the ol...
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Calle Cardenal Cisneros 1, 45002 Toledo, Spain
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
This Roman Catholic cathedral is also known as Catedral Primada Santa Maria de Toledo in Spanish. It is one of the 13th century old important Cathedral of Spain. The sight on which it stands now used to have Visigothic church, back in 6th century. The construction of the cathedral began in 1226 and continued till 1493. Due to such longer period in ...
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Plaza del Conde 4, 45002 Toledo (Castile-La Mancha)
10:00 am - 06:45 pm
It is a 14th century old church with Mudejar tower. Though the construction of the church started from 12th century but its work got completed by the early 14th century with the financial support of Lord Orgaz.
The upper two section of the church is made of brick and has windows with pointed horseshoe arches. Once you enter the church, you get to s...
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Calle Union, s/n, 45001 Toledo, Spain
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
On the highest hill of Toledo, stand Alzacar. It is one of the few historical buildings of the city. The construction of the building started in Roman period. However, during the reign of Alfonso VI and Alfonso X, the building was rebuilt and it became the first example of square fortress with towers. The last reconstruction work took place in the ...
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C / Miguel de Cervantes, 3, 45001 - Toledo (Toledo)
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
It is one of the important museums of the city preserving a quality collection that includes archeological, decorative art work and fine arts. It was founded by Cardinal Mendoza. The collections are divided into 3 major categories –
Archeology – Devoted to Roman, Visigothic, Moorish and Mudejar cultures.
Fine arts – Excellent art...
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Calle Puerta de Bisagra s/n, 45003 Toledo (Castile-La Mancha)
12:01 am - 12:00 am
It is best known as the city gate of Toledo. It has a Moorish origin but it was reconstructed many a times. However, the main part of the bridge was constructed in 1559 by Alonso de Covarrubias. It has the coat of arms of the emperor Charles V, standing right at the entrance point of the city. Inside, there is a courtyard where you can move around for some time.
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Calle Cristo de la Luz, 22, 45002 Toledo (Castile-La Mancha)
10:00 am - 05:45 pm
It is one of the ten mosques, dated back from the year 999 and still existing and preserving some of the important collections of Islamic art. In the 12th century, it was devoted to Christianity and has a statue of Christ. However, it was later on concealed within a wall to avoid ‘ profanation’. In the interior, the space is splits into...
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Plaza Padre Juan de Mariana, 45002 Toledo,Spain
10:00 am - 06:45 pm
Also known as the Church of San Ildefonso or Church of the Jesuitas, this church was built in baroque style and was dedicated to Saint Ildefonso (the patron of the city and also the Father of the church). It is located right at the center of the historical town of the city. The construction of this church took around 100 years. Situated in between ...
It is said to be the national monument bridge of Toledo. It is a Roman bridge, constructed across the river Tagus, built by the Romans. It was suppose to be the entrance way for merchandise and people during the Middle Ages.
Features to see - a statue of San Idelfonso and the coat of arms of the Catholic Monarchs.
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45003 Callejon San Jose, 2 45003 Toledo, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
It is a city gate, built in 13th century by the Knights Hospitaller. It used to be the only entrance through the defensive walls of the city to enter the fortification. It is rectangular in shape with semicircular top. At the entrance, the horseshow arches are flanked by 2 horses. In the middle of the blind arches, lie remaining of a Paleochristian...
Hospital de Tavera or San Juan Bautista Hospital, Hospital outside or Tavera Hospital is an important Renaissance style building of Toledo. Built between 1541 and 1603 by the order of Cardinal Tavera, the hospital was solely dedicated to San Juan Bautista. It also served as pantheon for patron saint Cardinal Tavera. Currently, the building is owned...
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Calle Alfonso VI s/n, 45003 Toledo (Castile-La Mancha)
It is the oldest city gate of Toledo. It is said to be older than Puerta de Bisagra. Another popular name of this gate if Puerta Vieja de Bisagra. According to the history, it is the sole remaining of the Arab wall. During 9th century, this gate was considered as the only entry point to the city. However, after Puerta de Bisagra was built, the late...