Toledo: One day visit from Madrid
Toledo, a place where the Middle Age decided to stay.
30th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage and Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2016.
80 kilometers (50 miles) from Madrid you find this tiny medieval town called Toledo. Few are aware that this 83.000 (2015) beauty once was the central capital of the Spanish empire.
rom Madrid you can rent a car for approximately 35€/day and in 1 hour driving south you easily get there. Remember you have 2 routes, one is a straight highway and the other has more turns therefore you will pass through more locations. Nowadays you can also rent all types of cars by the hour too. Respiro and Bluemove offer brand new vehicles for 4€ an hour with gasoline included in the price!
“With the high speed
train AVE you
can reach Toledo
in less than 25 minutes.”
As for Toledo we recommend a long half day, renting a car by the hour could be interesting. No subscription costs, but you need to ask for the special card at least a week ahead.
Start your journey at noon. Either you take a train, drive there or take one of the many buses (avoid the boring tour guided buses!) you want to get there and walk a bit before enjoying one of the tasty lunches this city has to offer. As a matter of fact Toledo has been chosen Spain’s Capital of Gastronomy of 2016, with literally dozens of daily events whirling around gourmet food, gastronomy, respect for culinary tradition and innovation in flavors.
Not that Toledo really needed such an event, it has always been one of the tastiest cities of Spain, but definitely the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the city as a UNESCO World Heritage had to be celebrated in some special way.
With its michelin star restaurant El Carmen de Montesion above the many other, Toledo has always had a special Imperial attention to good food.
The San Agustin market is very unique and can satisfy your curiosity for Spanish wines and flirt with your senses with its many stories of Tapas. Don’t miss it as it is very easy not to find, but it is just next to the main square.
Toledo is also the city of El Greco, greek painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos among one of the most famous ones in Spain, this artist was the official painter of the king for quite some time.
Curious to visit this splendid medieval fortress, once the heart of the Spanish empire? Would you like an expert guide to assist you in the choice of the best restaurants and gourmet spots?
Contact us! Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to organize your visit to Toledo in all of its aspects