Get deep into the literary province of Toledo, Miguel de Cervantes preferred setting for his characters. A place stuck in time and of such vast cultural heritage that played a key role in the history of Spain. This province located in the west off the Spanish region of Castilla La Mancha, shares together with Ciudad Real some of the wonders and beauty of this region, and with those who come to do rural tourism here for the richness of its nature, culture, and gastronomy.
This city famous for its swords, was many centuries ago the capital of what was then known as the Spanish Empire, and the essence of the memories from that time is present in the many medieval buildings that have survived time and the history of Spain. Get lost in its streets and enjoy of a charming and ideal city, no matter what your reasons to stay here were. The climate has been a huge influence on the flora and fauna of this region, as it of an extraordinary variety. The people from Toledo are familiar and always glad to receive visitors. Do not hesitate and make this the destination of your stay. From the capital, with the Tajo river as the central point upon which the city stands, crossed by the impressive bridge of San Martín, slithering all over the Alcázar, the cathedral, and the palace, and many other spots away from the city such as El Toboso. Toledo is full of surprises. Once you discover the mosques, synagogues, and churches that stand in this city, after which it is also known as “The City of the Three Cultures”, you will find many protected natural spaces such as the National Park of Cabañeros, la Jara, which ca be crossed through the Vía Verde. A perfect combination of both culture and nature that you will be able to experience while you stay in the best accommodation.
If it's your first time visiting Toledo, we recommend you split your time into urban and rural, and also find accommodation somewhere near the capital of the province. Toledo is a small city but the province is very big in comparison. Do not wait until the last minute to book your accommodation, since there are many special occasions and local fair that might make it impossible for you to find accommodation depending on the time of the year you are coming. Talavera de la Reina, Consuegra, Puebla de Montalbán and Malpica complete the list of cities in this province. As for more rural areas, we recommend checking out, obviously, the so world-renown house of Dulcinea in El Toboso, Los Navalucillos or Villanueva De Bogas.
Enjoy the mountains of Toledo, with the warm weather and summer breeze (imagine doing so in a swimming pool), and of the cold winter months by a fireplace, are some of the things that are waiting for you in Toledo. The most popular and important natural spot here is the National Park of Cabañeros, a place where you can spot giraffes in Toledo, as well as the iconic Spanish golden eagle. If you like more active tourism, we suggest you visit El Chorro and the area of Navalucillos by the banks of the river Tajo, and check out the gorgeous waterfalls where you will be able to do water sports such as kayaking. If, on the other hand, you decide to stay near close to Toledo's plateau, you can enjoy of what its plain can offer in places like Barrancas de Burujón, a city that is always difficult to leave; the main reason people always come back to Toledo.
Toledo is one of those cities where you can fall in love with its artistic heritage, and for this very same reason it has been deemed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Toledo is a monumental city and, without question, one of the cultural capitals of the Iberian Peninsula. Toledo's Alcázar is probably the most emblematic monument of the city that you must visiting, where the famous recording of a general and his son being imprisoned during the Spanish Civil War was made, which you can listen in the Plaza Mayor de Tembleque. Other places you mustn't forget to visit are the city walls, Las Puertas de Alcántara, Cambrón y de Bisagra, the house and museum of the famous Spanish painter El Greco and, of course, the cathedral of Santa María de Toledo. So, are you coming?