Once the capital of the country of Spain, the city of Toledo has now been considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the must visit destinations in the country. The historic city of Toledo is located just half an hour’s train ride from the current capital city of Madrid. Toledo is currently bordered on its three sides by the Tajo River and is situated on top of a large hill. Despite it no longer being the capital city of Spain, the city of Toledo still holds a captivating aura and atmosphere that one day is simply not enough to spend within the walls of the city.
The best way to go around the city is by foot. Maps are available at the Tourist Information kiosk located right beside the city’s majestic stone gates. The historical city of Toledo holds a treasure trove of historical monuments, buildings and museums that provide travelers a glimpse into the once glorious past of the city. One of the most visited monuments in the city of Toledo is the Alcázar fortress. This formidable castle had served once as the fortress of the Romans, Visigods, Arabs and Christians. Although the castle had been destroyed so many times throughout the history of Spain, the castle has been lovingly restored to be enjoyed by visitors to the city of Toledo to this day.
The best time to visit the historical city of Toledo is during the Fiesta celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi. Held between the 15th and 20th of August, Toledo comes alive with colorful parades, music and great food has drawn visitors from all over Spain and other parts of the world to take part of the festivities each year.