Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Holy Toledo!

Last weekend I visited Toledo, 30 minutes south of Madrid via high-speed train.

Toledo was the capital of Spain from 1085 to 1561. Its heyday was the 14th century. The city has remained largely unchanged for the past 150 years. The Spanish government forbids any modern building to be built. The city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.

The city was so preserved and quaint. I really enjoyed it, even though it’s so hilly. They say every destination in Toledo is uphill, and it certainly felt like it! I’m very glad I went.

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This entry was posted on November 23, 2012 by in Photos, Spain, Spain, Travel and tagged , , , .

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