Top Historical Places in Toledo

Are you looking to explore the history of Toledo through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Toledo including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Toledo. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Toledo ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Toledo, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Toledo for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Toledo with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Monasterio De San Juan De Los Reyes

    Tags: Historical Site, Monastery

    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 splendid cloisters. However, few changes were made ...Read more
  2. Synagogue Of El Transito

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    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, written in Arabic and Hebrew. A trip to the i...Read more
  3. Alcazar

    Tags: Military Museum, Historical Site, Monument

    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 region of Emperor Charles V. At present, the ca...Read more
  4. Santa Maria La Blanca

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Museum

    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 Islamic architects for Jewish use. So, the arch...Read more
  5. Museum Of Santa Cruz

    Tags: Museum, Archaeological Site , Arts And Crafts

    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 artwork belonging to 16th and 17th century and don...Read more
  6. Mosque Of Cristo De La Luz

    Tags: Mosque, Historical Site

    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 9 sections that are covered by ribbed vaults w...Read more
  7. Puerta De Alfonso V I

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 later one became the entrance point. On the fa&cced...Read more
  8. Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo

    Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, Tomb

    It is considered as one of the oldest convents in Toledo, build in 11th century and founded by Alfonso VI. Later in 1577, it was reform in to mannerist style. Primary attraction of the museum is El Greco’s first paintings collection. Another feature is the tomb of the artist and the sculptures made of wood, stone, retablos, ceramic, textiles and the tombstones. You also get to see the ori...Read more
  9. Victorio Macho Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Entertainment

    Victorio Macho was a famous 20th century Spanish sculptor and his art was influenced by art deco. He found a unique location, above the Tarpeian Rock, where he set his house and workshop. Today, his nest has turned out to be one of the significant gems of Toledo. On his death, he left some of the significant works for Spain by creating Museo Victorio Macho (Victorio Macho Museum) and the Fundac...Read more
  10. Castillo De San Servando

    Tags: Observatory, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    It is a medieval castle of Toledo. It was built with the aim to serve as monastery for the monks. However, with passing time, it remained as a monastery but for the Knights Templar. At present, it is both hotel and hostel. Public entrance within the castle is not allowed. However, you can enjoy its view from the outside. To get permission within the castle, you need to provide proper document, ...Read more
  11. Iglesia Del Salvador

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Observatory

    It was once considered as a medieval church during the period of late Roman and Visigoth. However, in the 19th century, it was turned into a mosque, facing southeast towards Mecca. Again, during the reign of King Alfonso VII, the building was converted into a church. This is because in 1145, during heavy storm the king and his wife took shelter in this church. Every day, they used to pray God t...Read more
  12. Santiago Del Arrabel

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Observatory

    It is considered as one of the prominent Mudejar temples of Toledo. It is a 13th century old church, built with bricks under the patronage of Sancho Capelo (King of Portugal). The unique feature of the church is its square floor plan. The exterior portion of the church is decorated with double row of ‘multifoil’ opening. Interior of the church has 14th century olf Mudejar plasterwork.
  13. Puente De San Martin

    Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Bridge, Educational Site

    Also known as St. Martin’s Bridge, it is a 13th century old bridge, built across the river Tagus in Toledo Spain. This bridge was built by archbishop Pedro Tenorio to connect the old town in the west to the east. Both end of the bridge has strong towers, supporting the bridge. The striking feature of the bridge is the five arches. The largest one is the middle arch that has a length of 40...Read more
  14. Bridge Of San Martin

    Tags: View Point, River, Bridge, Architecture

    This Bridge is a medieval one which runs across Tagus River. Being constructed in the end of 14th century, this Bridge would provide access from the west to the old town. One should visit this place to view the 5 huge arches built in it. The arch in the middle is the largest of them all and is 40m high. You will get an amazing view of the river below and the entire place from this bridge.
  15. Mosque Of Christ Of The Light

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    A Moorish architect named Musa ibn Ali built this mosque in 980. With a square base, this place is considered to be a vital example of Toledo’s Islamic Art. There are a total of 9 spaces which split up the 3 naves inside the building. Great architectural history and the vastness of the place are what attract tourists from all over the world. The mosque is open on all days of the week but ...Read more