Toledo, The old capital of Spain. Situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River. This ancient Castilian capital attracts more sightseers from all over the world than any other  Spanish town. Spectacular Spain - Toledo

Monday morning we all got
on the bus and headed for
the old capital of Toledo. A short 1½ hours later we arrived in Toledo.


Our first visit was to the most famous Damascene Steel workshop in Toledo and a technical break. I was amazed at the assortment of knives and swords. The big feature was black steel with inlaid gold in a very intricate design. The swords were popular and one of our group purchased one for her husband.

The bus then took us to the highest point of the city so our walking tour of Toledo would be all downhill. All the way down to the Moorish bridge over the Tagus river. We visited the 13th-century Gothic Cathedral, the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of Santo Tome with El Greco's most famous painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.

   





 
 
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Toledo was our first stop on our way to Granada. It is a magical place, probably one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The buildings and winding streets contained within the old city walls hold hundreds of years of history. After Toledo we stopped for lunch at quaint restaurant and then on to Granada.

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