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Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

1. Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

Discover the treasures of Toledo on a guided day trip from Madrid by bus. Soak up the views of the medieval city from the Mirador del Valle and witness El Greco's masterpiece in the Church of Santo Tomé. Depart from Madrid and travel to the Mirador del Valle. Here, admire the views of Toledo from across the Tagus River. Next, head to Toledo's historical center, recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Learn about the coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims who shaped the city over the centuries from your guide. Step into the Church of Santo Tomé, and see El Greco's "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue to the Synagogue of Saint Mary and finish your tour at the imposing Primada Cathedral.

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

2. 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: Toledo Day Trip with Cathedral and 8 Monuments

3. From Madrid: Toledo Day Trip with Cathedral and 8 Monuments

Leave Madrid and head towards the beautiful Imperial city of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Toledo is one of the oldest cities in Europe with buildings that mix architectural styles including Arabic, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque. The great painter El Greco lived in Toledo in the sixteenth century. Immerse yourself with a guide and enter the heart of Toledo, visiting its most important monuments as well as the Jewish Quarter and the area of the convents. Hear stories and legends that will trace back centuries. Enter a monastery of cloistered nuns, where you will taste typical Toledan marzipan, the jewel of the city's pastries. The nuns will present a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Discover the most emblematic places of the city, its history, its corners and anecdotes, and its main monuments such as the Cathedral of Toledo, whose architecture is a wonderful example of the Spanish Gothic style. Discover the magnificent Cathedral of Toledo on a guided tour accompanied by an official guide. Wonder at the beauty enclosed within its walls. Learn about the history and the arts of this unique cathedral. The tour also includes free time for you to explore the rest of the city on your own, where you can return to places you have already visited or check out somewhere new. If you would prefer to just sit back and enjoy a beer or eat on a nice terrace you will also have time to do so, and your guide will recommend some good local places. At the end of your tour, return to the center of Madrid via comfortable minibus.

Medieval Toledo: City of Three Cultures Exploration Game

4. 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.

Toledo: Private Walking Tour with Toledo Cathedral Entry

5. Toledo: Private Walking Tour with Toledo Cathedral Entry

Enjoy this customized and private walking tour of three hours with a private tourist guide at your disposition of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a lot of history located in the center of Spain, Castile La Mancha. This tour will start picking you up from your hotel if it is in the city center or by arranging a centrally located meeting point. After that, you will be ready to discover the imperial city of the three cultures plenty of medieval monuments. In this tour, you can admire places like the castle of San Servando, the cathedral of Toledo, which entrance is included, and there you will visit the main chapel, the chapter room, the mozarabic chapel amongst others. The Jewish quarter is known for being one of the most famous sites in this city of Castile La Mancha. There, you will find the Greco museum, the synagogues of El Tránsito and Santa María la Blanca, and San Martin's bridge. Once you visit all of those places, you will have time to visit more of the city center and try its typical gastronomy.

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What people are saying about Museo del Greco

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Definitely alleviates the headache of having to wait in the ticket line. The line was really long at the crack of done. It’s pointless looking at historical items and monuments when you don’t understand the story behind it. We always get guided tours when we travel. The guide for this tour is great! They leave enough breaks in between tours for bathroom breaks. And a healthy amount of free time to explore on your own. This tour also gives you audio receivers so that you can hear your guide among the crowd.

It was a great day and well worth it. Our guide Christina was amazing very knowledgeable and knew the city well. Toledo is a must see. We had enough free time to walk around the city and take in the wonderful sites.

Very complete and well organized visit. The guide Arantxa was very friendly, always available and attentive and showed a deep knowledge of the city visited. I recommend!

The visit is fabulous. We visited the most emblematic places of the city.

Bellissima esperienza! Aranxa preparatissima e gentile, grazie.