What to do and see in Province of Toledo, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

July 14, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Toledo is a province of central Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. It is bordered by the provinces of Madrid, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Badajoz, Cáceres, and Ávila.
Restaurants in Province of Toledo

1. Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo

Calle Sixto Ramon Parro 7, 45001 Toledo, Spain +34 925 62 17 99
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 345 reviews

Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo

Reviewed By Kelsey C

Highly recommend taking a break from the sightseeing to sit down and do a cheese tasting here. It's 4 euros for a sampling of cheese and a glass of wine. I was kind of expecting a cheap glass of wine because of the price but this wine was absolutely delicious. We ended up buying cheeses to take home and the prices weren't too expensive. The lady running the museum was so welcoming and friendly. She took time to explain the cheese tasting process and asking our wine preferences to bring us the perfect glass.

2. Casco Historico de Toledo

Toledo, Spain +34 925 26 54 19
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 877 reviews

Casco Historico de Toledo

Reviewed By Esther P - Chicago, Illinois

I would have loved to spend a full day in the old city. There is lots to see, as well as shops to explore. There is a bit of up and down and a few cobblestones. There are public toilets (cost 50 cents) in some of the small parks and squares. I found them clean and well-maintained.

3. Mirador del Valle

Carretera Circunvalacion, 45004 Toledo, Spain +34 925 62 17 99
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Mirador del Valle

Reviewed By Tantiko - Singapore, Singapore

Our bus tour took us to this spot where there is this panoramic view of the city of Toledo and the river that curves around it. Just spectacular and postcard worthy. I am not sure how long it will take to walk up from the city but I don’t think anyone will regret it.

4. Custodia de Arfe

Plaza Consistorio S/N, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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1%
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5 based on 129 reviews

Custodia de Arfe

Reviewed By Mike K - Phoenix, Arizona

This magnificent Cathedral houses a collection of art and religious artifacts that seems unsurpassable. The Custodia, made of New World gold, is one of the richest objects I personally have ever seen. Challenges one to acknowledge the role of faith in human endeavor and economy.

5. Catedral Primada

Arco de Palacio 2 | Plaza del Ayuntamiento, s/n, 45002 Toledo, Spain +34 925 22 22 41
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Catedral Primada

One of the most imposing cathedrals in Spain, and a superb example of Gothic architecture.

Reviewed By adelia1008 - Greater London, United Kingdom

A robust gothic construction that took over 250years to complete, it has a richness of internal decoration in almost every conceivable style.

6. San Martin Bridge

Toledo, Spain +34 925 22 69 50
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

San Martin Bridge

Reviewed By Susan V - Johannesburg, South Africa

This is a great example of medieval architecture. We were there in December and they had added, quite tastefully, some Christmas lights.

7. Alcantara Bridge

Calle Gerardo Lobo | トレド, Toledo, Spain
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 638 reviews

Alcantara Bridge

Reviewed By PJandSJ - Matlock, United Kingdom

Emerging from the train station, we followed the people who seemed to know where they were going, and headed up along the road to the point from which we could see the towers of the Alcazar high above. And then we came to the bridge, at which point everyone stopped to take a photo of the view … and of the bridge.
It’s a magnificent structure and – like so many of the buildings in Toledo – conveys a sense of power and authority. A testament to its architects and builders.
Later during our stay, we circumnavigated Toledo on the footpath along the river, and approached the bridge from the riverside, which gave us a fresh perspective on its architectural beauty and robustness. Really an excellent piece of engineering.

8. Muralla de Toledo

Casco Antiguo, Toledo, Spain
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 425 reviews

Muralla de Toledo

Reviewed By DeanMurphy2020 - Orlando, Florida

Toledo’s City Walls were originally constructed by Romans, meaning 2,000 years ago. Visigoths subsequently expanded the fortifications and expanded the city walls, as did Arabs/Moors from North Africa with their invasion in 711AD. This particular site is the best preserved City Wall—“Muralla”. (Notice the Latin root of mural?) The Wall and arch/gate are adjacent to Alcántara Bridge and Gate. What is called a gate in Europe is an opening in the city wall, and at one time each arch utilized gates at either end of the arch. The purpose of the parapets atop the arch was to dump burning coals on the heads of invaders. Gruesome, but effective☺

9. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, 45002 Toledo, Spain +34 925 22 38 02
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Reviewed By NikolaCelic - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Franciscan Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes was conceived to be the mausoleum of the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, who founded it in 1477 to commemorate both the birth of their son and their victory at the Battle of Toro over the army of Afonso of Portugal. Noteworthy to know is that battle outcome was not decisive and is today considered as stalemate, but helped to consolidate union of two rulers. Construction of building complex, made in late gothic style, with Spanish and Flemish influences, followed plans drawn by architect Juan Guas, first person to hold the post of Royal Architect and was completed in 1504. Its church is in the latin cross form, notable for its decoration of the coats of arms of the Aragon and Castille, held by eagles. Exceptional arhitectural section is one of the masterpieces of late gothic art, cloister two levels tall, with garden and mudejar wooden carvings on upper level. Izabella and Ferdinand were still visiting Toledo and their monastery in years to come, but later changed their plans, choosing Granada as their burial place after its reconquista in 1492.
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes is a must go for enthusiasts in history and arhitecture because in both terms it is an essential place to go while in Toledo and couple of hours would be needed to analyze building complex in detail. Entrance fee is 2.80 €

10. Puerta de Bisagra

Toledo, Spain
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Puerta de Bisagra

Reviewed By PJandSJ - Matlock, United Kingdom

The Bisagra gate is an imposing edifice, extended and rebuilt in the 16th century as a triumphal arch. It’s marred a little by the (unavoidable) fact that it’s a principal traffic entrance to the city, and a large roundabout is located adjacent to it. Even so, it conveys an impression of power and authority that’s hard to beat.

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