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Plaza de Zocodover: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

1. From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

Set out from Madrid to discover a city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims intermingled hundreds of years ago in this half-day tour of Toledo. Visit the High Gothic cathedral, Plaza de Zocodover, and Church of Santo Tomé. Walk the same streets described in Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The tour starts with a bus ride from Madrid. Upon arrival in Toledo, stop first at the Mirador del Valle. Snap a picture of the panoramic view. The historic center of Toledo stands on the other side of the Tagus River. Spot the Alcazar and the Toledo Cathedral with their prominent towers. In the old city, stop in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Learn about the Toledo Cathedral before entering. Look for features in the mudejar style. They are one example of the influence Islamic architecture had on the church’s design. Don’t miss the ornate retable while walking through the cathedral.  From the Cathedral, wind along the streets into the Jewish Quarter. The buildings showcase the mixing of cultures hundreds of years ago, such as the Church of San Tome. Go inside to see a large painting by El Greco. Note the elongated faces and hands. They are the painter’s trademarks. Continue further to the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Look around to find the various Jewish, Christian, and Islamic influences. Learn more of Toledo’s history and contributions to Spanish culture before heading back to Madrid. 

From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

2. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

Stroll through the medieval streets of Toledo on a guided walking tour. Spend some free time roaming the streets. Add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments or choose the option with a ziplining adventure.  Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday and embark on the journey to the historic city of Toledo. Take in panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC.  Be welcomed by your guide then set out on a guided walk through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your guide. Explore the city at your own pace after the walking tour and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Enhance your trip with the option for a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, which provides unparalleled views of the city.  Select the option of a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above-mentioned religious sites. Return to your meeting point in Madrid by bus at the end of your tour. 

Toledo: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour in Spanish

3. Toledo: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour in Spanish

Book our Private Tour of Toledo in Spanish and visit everything that interests you in the city! You will be able to discover the indisputable beauty of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Toledo. Our guide in Spanish will tell you about the history, culture and legends of the city of Toledo among its alleys and walls. We will take you to the areas you want, whether they are more or less touristy. We are here to satisfy your traveling curiosity! In order for the private tour to be as satisfying as possible and for you to enjoy a complete experience, we will provide you with some basics about Toledo. Tell us which areas you would like to discover, and our guide will take you there and show you around. In our Private Tour of Toledo you decide what you want to visit and see, which neighborhoods of Toledo to discover and which alleys to get lost in, you just have to formulate your wish and we will make your idea a reality. We can visit the interior of the Church of Santo Tomé, the Cristo de la Luz mosque or the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Discover the synagogues of Toledo such as Santa María la Blanca. We will also visit the popular Plaza de Zocodover and the streets of La Plata and Hombre de Palo. Do not miss the opportunity to learn everything about this historic and beautiful city so important. OTHERS ITINERARIES ARE AVAILABLE: Customize your private tour! On this tour you are in charge: we can show you the most typical places in Toledo, plan an alternative route based on your interests or adapt to your own itinerary.

Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid

4. Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid

Discover the attractions of Toledo at your own pace on an 8-hour semi-guided tour from Madrid. On arrival get a “Tourist Bracelet” that provides privileged access to many of the city’s major sites, which you are free to explore at your own pace. Depart Madrid on an escorted transfer to Toledo. Upon arrival, see the sights that interest you the most. Your “Tourist Bracelet” gets you inside the Jesuit Church, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Learn more about the happy existence of the three religions at each and every one. Wander the narrow streets to the Mudejar-style Santo Tomé Church. Go inside to see the monumental painting of the “Burial of Corde Orgaz” by El Greco. Enter the Church of San Salvador and Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, and explore the artistic heritage of the “City of Three Cultures,” named for the peaceful co-existence of Christians, Moors and Jewish cultures within its walls.

Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

5. Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Explore Toledo with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Move through the city while solving location-based riddles. See the architecture in Plaza de Zocodover and the 1000-year-old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (download instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an adventure to 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. As you explore, stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Gain a new perspective of Toledo as you learn local history and facts. See the best of the city at your own personal pace while enjoying the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. Grab a bit to eat, stop to snap some photos, or simply sit to take a break —explore your way. Start your tour at the much-photographed Zocodover Square! Visit the magnificent Holy Church Cathedral, while the Ayuntamiento de Toledo will give you a taste of life in the city center. Take a photo at the Iglesia de los Jesuitas, the second largest church in the city. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Church of Santo Tome. Visit the El Greco Museum, dedicated to the great Greek painter who associated his name with the city of Toledo. You will also pass by the oldest synagogue in Europe, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Admire the iconic Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes, it will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the mesmerizing Mezquita del Cristo de la Lu with its vast history.

Medieval Toledo: City of Three Cultures Exploration Game

6. Medieval Toledo: City of Three Cultures Exploration Game

Discover Toledo's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. Explore this beautiful medieval city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family.  Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Toledo for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Toledo with Walking Tour

7. From Madrid: Day Trip to Toledo with Walking Tour

Take off from Madrid for an unforgettable guided tour around Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where three religions coexist. Start with a panoramic view of Toledo, then begin walking through the city, visiting must-see sights such as Toledo Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter. Following alongside your guide, walk through the city until you reach the square of the city hall called Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Then, visit the interior of the Primate Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo (Toledo Cathedral), which is currently part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo. After the cathedral, explore the old Jewish quarter on foot. Enter the Santo Tomé Church where you can see the famous painting, "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue on to visit the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, a museum and former synagogue in Toledo. Erected in 1180, according to an inscription on a beam; it is disputably considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing. Before returning back to Madrid, end your trip by seeing the Monastery of Saint John of the Monarchs and the Hermitage of Cristo de la Luz.

From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

8. From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Avila, Segovia, and Toledo on this private guided tour from Madrid. After a pickup from your hotel, travel to Ávila, a city located in Castile and Leon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the iconic Medieval walls, the Gothic cathedral, the basílica of San Vicente, and the church of San Pedro. Your second visit of the day will be Segovia, where you'll appreciate the Roman architecture and art that surrounds the place. Admire the 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, the Alcázar fortress, the Medieval walls, and the Gothic cathedral. Finally, go to Toledo, the former Imperial capital with plenty of cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Have the opportunity to visit important places like Puerta de Alcántara, the cathedral, and the plaza Zocodover while you wander the streets. Once you finish, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel in Madrid or place of preference inside the city.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Zocodover

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 142 reviews

A fabulous recent visit to Toledo thanks to our very knowledgeable guide Christina. Toledo is steeped in history with stunning architecture and places to visit of interest, including some lovely unique shops. There are cobbled streets on some of the route, and some uphill walks which can't be avoided, something to consider for those with mobility issues. Definitely worth a visit if heading to Madrid

Family of three here. We really enjoyed the tour and love the fact that we have extra time to explore the old town by ourselves after the walking tour. Jesus our tour guide was fantastic. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring lots of water

Muy interesante. La guía María nos aportó sus conocimientos y fue muy amable. La pasamos muy bien.

Susana was wonderful! We had a great time touring the cathedral. :)

Bellissima esperienza! Aranxa preparatissima e gentile, grazie.