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Toledo

The result of 2,000 years of impact between three major religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the repository of more than 2,000 years of history. Its masterpieces are the product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the existence of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – was a major factor.

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  • Toledo has a wealth of sites to see, all situated in a relatively small area. However, be prepared for some seriously steep inclines to get to different parts of the city. There are too many 'must sees' to mention but you don't have to be in any way religious to appreciate the masterpiece that is the cathedral, here. Food in restaurants/cafes is expensive! Eating outside will add to your bill. Find a good tapas bar
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  • Toledo es, además, una ciudad ligada a hondas tradiciones populares, como lo demuestra cada año la procesión del Santísimo Corpus Christi, fiesta declarada de Interés Turístico Internacional. La ciudad de Toledo tiene su antecedente en Toletum, nombre que los romanos dieron a este asentamiento a orillas del río Tajo tras su conquista en el 190 a. C. La ciudad mantuvo su importancia durante siglos y, en época visigoda, llegó a convertirse en capital de Hispania (s. VI). La llegada de los árabes en el siglo VIII, unida a la presencia de cristianos y judíos, hizo de Toledo la “ciudad de las tres culturas”. Fue ésta una de las épocas de mayor esplendor de Toledo, ya que, entre otros hechos destacables, se fundó la célebre Escuela de Traductores de Toledo. Posteriormente, con la subida al trono de Carlos V en 1519, la ciudad se convertiría en capital imperial.
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