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

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

Activity provider: Fun and Tickets
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Tour Toledo’s Gothic cathedral and Jewish Quarter on this half-day trip from Madrid. Visit the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and hear how Christians, Jews, and Muslims once coexisted in the city.

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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the light glitter off the golden gilding of Toledo Cathedral's retable
  • Learn the history of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim coexistence in Toledo
  • Snap a panoramic photo of old Toledo's skyline from the Mirador del Valle
  • Admire the Mannerist style of painting by El Greco at the Church of San Tome
  • Follow streets that are now considered part of the route of Don Quixote
Full description

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. 

Includes
  • Round trip transportation
  • Luxury VIP class bus
  • Panoramic city tour
  • Local guide
  • Skip the line to Synagogue of Saint Mary the White
  • Skip the line to Church of Santo Tome
  • Skip the line to Toledo Cathedral if you select this option
  • Radio- or headphone-guided tour
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Your guide will wait for you outside the shopping arcade dressed in an orange t-shirt.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    2.5/5

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A nice comfortable bus ride both to and from Toledo with excellent views. The tour of the main attractions was fine, however half of the presentation was in Spanish. Therefore, we always had to wait and that time could have been used exploring other sites or areas. It felt like a waste of our time. He was a good guide, but I would not recommend having a bilingual tour.

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September 30, 2022

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

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September 18, 2022

The guide - Arantxa was the best.

September 17, 2022

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