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Toledo is one of the most beautiful cities located in the Castile – La Mancha autonomous community of Spain. The city has an impressive history, as it was settled in the 7th century BC. In present, Toledo has an area of 90 square miles and a population of just 83,000 residents. The city of Toledo is very close to the Spanish capital, Madrid and it prides to be a World Heritage Site. UNESCO gave it this honor in 1986 thanks to its great heritage which combines the Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures. Some of the most famous artists of the country come from Toledo, like Garcilaso de la Vega and El Greco. It you want to visit it and to see what makes it so famous, do not forget to stop by the following attractions.
Top Attractions within Toledo
Castillo de San Servando or Castle of Saint Servando is a medieval castle located in Toledo on the Tagus River. It was built in the early 11th century and served as a convent until it was used as a fortress against Muslim attacks. Since 1874, this beautiful attraction of Toledo is considered a national monument and is protected by law.
Sinagoga del Transito or Synagogue of El Transito is another historic building of the city. Samuel ha-Levi established it for the Jewish population, but in 1336 it was transformed in a church, after the expulsion of Jews from the country. It is perfectly conserved and now it is only used as a museum. Since 1877 is a national monument.
Puerta Bab al-Mardum is the oldest city gate of Toledo. It has an Arabic name which means “blocked up” and it used to have a defensive function. It also has a Spanish name, Valmardon, but it just the phonetic imitation of its original Arabic name, which is mainly used.