Traveling Thursdays: Toledo, Spain

23 Sep

Today’s “Traveling Thursdays” destination is Toledo, Spain. Toledo is about 70 km south of Madrid and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for among other reasons being a historical place of coexistence of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It is home to mosques, churches, and synagogues dating from as early as the tenth century. Here you will find beautiful views of the river Tagus (Tajo in Spanish), the oldest still standing synagogue building in Europe from the 13th century, an impressive cloister at El Monasterio de San Juan De Los Reyes from the 15th century, and a former mosque from the 10th century among many other sites. Like other places in Spain, its architecture also has beautiful Moorish influences! It is one of my favorite places in Spain and one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited!

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