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What to see in Toledo

Discover Toledo, a city of three cultures

Toledo maintains the traditions and historical monuments of the three cultures that have settled throughout its history, such as the Muslim, Jewish and Christian. The church of Santo Tomé or the synagogue of Santa María la Blanca They are a true reflection of the living tradition of the city in addition to being a national benchmark for its exquisite cuisine.

This historic city located on the hill of Castilla-La Mancha, being the capital of this and main point of interest thanks to its great heritage variety in which below we will highlight the most outstanding historical monuments in the city that was the home of the mannerist painter El Greco.

Panoramic view of Toledo

Panoramic view of Toledo

Toledo Cathedral

Toledo Cathedral

Toledo Cathedral

Definitely, one of the main attractions is the Toledo Cathedral named Santa Maria Cathedral O Primate Cathedral of Spain. Gothic in style and built between the 13th and 15th centuries (1226 Y 1493), stands out for its exquisite and striking exterior facade (up to three different) that make it one of the most important monuments in Spain and most interesting cathedrals in the world. The main facade is built with a tower of 92 meters high; the second is the oldest facade such as the Puerta del Reloj; and the last to be built was the Puerta de los Leones.

Despite its exuberant exterior facade, the interior design of the city's main monument has nothing to envy its exterior face. The Main Chapel and its altarpiece, the Chapter House, the Mozarabic Chapel, stained glass, the Choir or the Treasury, among others, make it worth paying 10 euros to access the interior.

Mirador del Valle

This is not a monument, but it is one of the most valued tourist attractions. The Mirador del Valle has become that space where you can contemplate sunrises and sunsets and enjoy those moments that are kept in the retina. You can see different historical buildings such as the Alcazar or the Tagus River.

Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca

It is one of the samples of the Jewish culture of the Toledo city. Located in the Jewish quarter, It is one of the favorite monuments to visit both residents and tourists. Of Mudejar religious origin, it was built in the 12th century (1180) and used as a synagogue for more than 200 years. Then it was used as a church under the invocation of the Virgin in 1411.

Its exterior architectural cleanliness contrasts with a beautiful interior with horseshoe arches, white walls and octagonal pillars that have subsequently served to build other synagogues in other countries. Besides this, in the Jewish quarter there is another interesting synagogue such as the 14th century Tránsito and inside the Sephardic Museum.

Alcázar of Toledo

Along with the Cathedral of Toledo, the Alcázar is the building that stands out in any panoramic view of Toledo. Located at the top of the city, the historic building dates to the mid-16th century when Charles V ordered the construction of a new royal residence.. This rectangular-shaped medieval fortress has Roman origins and inside is the treasured Library of Castilla-La Mancha.

Monastery of Juan de los Reyes

Monastery of Juan de los Reyes

Monastery of Juan de los Reyes

The convent of San Juan de los Reyes is a monastery belonging to the Franciscan Order, which was built under the reign of Isabel I of Castile with the intention of turning it into a royal mausoleum, commemorating the battle of Toro and the birth of Prince Juan. It is one of the most valuable examples of the Elizabethan Gothic style and the most important building erected by the Catholic Monarchs.

Bisagra Gate in Toledo

Bisagra Gate in Toledo

Bisagra Gate in Toledo

It is of Muslim origin and was totally rebuilt under the reigns of Carlos V and Felipe II.. It is a monumental entrance open in the walls of the north facade of the city of Toledo. The monument is flanked by this entrance two large circular towers. The body that faces the city has another door with a semicircular arch, flanked by two square towers topped by pyramidal roofs.

Zocodover Square

Zocodover Square

Zocodover Square

The Plaza de Zocodover is the current social center of the city, but it also occupies the place where throughout history the markets were installed in Toledo. It is the main square of Toledo and the meeting point of Toledo and tourists. It's more, next to the Plaza de Zocodover, there is Sillería street (where is our office located), which is where the horse saddles were made and those animals that were sold there in the square. It was also a place of inns and inns as it was a transit area for travelers who came to the city.

San Martin Bridge

San Martin Bridge in Toledo

San Martin Bridge

It is one of the most important historical and monumental bridges in the city over the Tagus river next to the Alcantara river that is located at the opposite end. Of Gothic origin, it has the particularity of having a practically flat profile and is supported by a total of five arches or eyes.. Until 1976 this medieval bridge had to withstand road traffic. Currently only pedestrians are allowed.

Church of Santo Tomé

Church of Santo Tomé

Church of Santo Tomé

It is another of the monuments that you cannot miss when visiting Toledo. Not so much for its architectural construction, that also, but because with this visit you can enjoy the spectacular beauty of the famous painting The Burial of the Count of Orgaz by El Greco.

Castle of San Servando

Castle of San Servando

Castle of San Servando

The castle of S. Servando is nestled on the hill of the same name, on the left bank of the Tagus river and near the Alcántara bridge. The castle is made of masonry and red brickwork is the crowning of towers and walls on the southern side. It is one of the best works of Mudejar military architecture in Spain. It was used at different times to defend the confluence of roads that accessed the bridge and as a military defense fortress of the city, For this reason, it was the object of numerous damage and is currently very restored and used as a youth hostel.

Cristo de la Luz Mosque

Cristo de la Luz Mosque

Cristo de la Luz Mosque

This name was acquired when in the 12th century it became a church after the Christian reconquest. Originally built in the 10th century, It is together with the Mosque of Córdoba, the oldest of the mosques that are preserved in Spain.

further, Toledo has become a culinary benchmark in Castilian cuisine. Two of the best restaurants in the city of Toledo are Scorching restaurant El Ambigú located in the heart of Toledo and Scorching Restaurant Toledo; perfect restaurants for a lunch or dinner, with their daily menu or for tapas with friends.

In these restaurants, in addition to the best dishes of Castilian-La Mancha cuisine, we can find specialties in grilled meats as they have yearling veal and Iberian field bait pork and exquisite cuts with a lot of professional training.

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Scorching Toledo Lounge Restaurant

Scorching Toledo Lounge Restaurant

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SCARNING RESTAURANT EL AMBIGÚ

Scorching restaurant El Ambigú

Illustrious characters of Consuegra

The municipality of Consuegra has always been characterized by its windmills that were a headache for the protagonist of the Cervantes novel and are today a mandatory stop on a route through these lands. Twelve of them are kept in very good condition, of which five still maintain the original machinery.

Located on the slopes of the La Mancha region, its locality is between the east with Madridejos, to the north with Mora and Turleque, in the province of Toledo, and to the south with Villarrubia de los Ojos in Ciudad Real. Many famous people have left their signature in Consuegra and below we will do a brief review of the most prominent protagonists of the town.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote and his windmills

Don Quixote and his windmills

This novel town was always a dream for Don Quixote de la Mancha. During the novel, at the top of Cerro Calderico the castle of La Muela and the mills of Consuegra stand like giants, those with whom Don Quixote de la Mancha fought. These mills were mistaken for giants. In the reality, they were built 13, but they remain standing 12 and of these, there are five that keep their machinery in perfect condition. They are Sancho, Rucio, Bolero, Espatero and Backpacks. The others also have curious names, all taken from Don Quixote, the most famous book in Spanish literature: Sparks, Knight in the Green Overcoat, Mambrino, Clavileño, Piggy bank, Cardeño and Vista Alegre.

Juan José of Austria

Juan José of Austria

Juan José of Austria

One of the most forgotten characters in history is Don Juan José de Austria, who is among the bastard sons of Philip IV, Well, it is said that, total, between legitimate and not, the planet king had more than 40 stems. With this illustrious person there was one of those unique periods, flourishing and that represented a radical change in the then town, was the one located in the middle of the seventeenth century, more specifically since the end of July 1664 until the beginning of August 1666, dates in which Consuegra had a guest of honor; nothing more and nothing less than the Prior of the Order of Saint John. This Spanish politician and military man recently defeated in the battle of Portugal requested a license to retire to some place in the priory, while the king looked for a position according to his person.

When the license was granted, our prior arrives in Consuegra, priory capital, where you are received with open arms, not only for the honor that the prior himself chose the town as his residence, but also for the benefits and favors that this could entail for the town and its inhabitants.

To end, the influence of Juan de la Tierra, how our prior was baptized, would also reach the religious area of ​​Consuegra, since upon his arrival he brought with him from the Barcelona campaign an image that, according to him, had helped him to be victorious and that he had found himself at one of the gates of the Catalan city.

Alfonso García-Tejero and Ordoñez

19th century writer born in Consuegra. He was very prolific finding among other works such as El pilluelo de Madrid, The wedding nougat and pumpkins or El Caudillo de Morella. He was the son of the income manager Alfonso García Tejero and Juana Ordóñez, from Madrid.

He participated in one of the meetings of the revolution of 1868. A) Yes, In the democratic six-year term, he was appointed head of Development in Seville at the beginning of 1869 by Ruiz Zorrilla. In 1874 He was appointed head of the Development section in Cáceres. The 21 September 1890, The Correspondence of Spain gave notice that he had died in Madrid “old and forgotten, the distinguished writer and journalist Alfonso García Tejero, that forty years ago had true notoriety in the republic of letters”. One of his most outstanding works was the "The historical ballads. Lives of famous Spaniards ".

Jose Jimenez Donoso

Jose Jimenez Donoso

Jose Jimenez Donoso

(Consuegra, Toledo, 1632-Madrid, 1690). Spanish painter. Initially trained with his father and Francisco Fernández, between 1649 Y 1650 he went to Rome, where he trained in perspective and architecture painting. Upon his return to Madrid in 1657, entered the workshop of Juan Carreño de Miranda, where he practiced the portrait genre. He was a friend and collaborator of Claudio Coello, with whom he made numerous frescoes for the church of Santa Cruz in Madrid around 1667-1668, the chapel of San Ignacio and the sacristy of the Imperial College of the Jesuits of Madrid (destroyed) in 1673, as well as those of the wardrobe of the cathedral of Toledo in 1671-1673 and those of the Royal House of the Bakery of the Plaza Mayor of Madrid in 1673-1674. Prepared, together with Coello and Matías de Torres, the decoration of the room of Queen María Luisa de Orleans in the Royal Alcázar (destroyed). He specialized in the design of major altarpieces for churches and convents, like that of Our Lady of Victory in Madrid, of which only one drawing remains, San Francisco de Paula begging the Virgin.

Nicolas Dueñas

Nicolas Dueñas

Nicolas Dueñas

He was one of the most important actors born in the town of Consuegra, that after studying high school he joined the Spanish University Theater of Madrid, where he took his first steps in the world of interpretation. In 1966 He made his film debut with the film La Busca, by Angelino Fons. He was married to the artist representative María Navarro (former manager of the tonadillera Isabel Pantoja). One of his best known appearances was in the series "Here there is no who lives".

Norberto Antonio García Roco

Norberto Antonio García Roco Brochure

Norberto Antonio García Roco Brochure

Norberto Antonio García-Roco González-Oteo. Republican politician and Catholic priest. Son of Narciso García-Roco Merino and Francisca González-Oteo García-Roco. Natural of Consuegra, signed the Spanish Federal Pact on behalf of the province of Toledo, in july 1869.

A) Yes, with all the historical monuments that surround Consuegra and famous people who have left their signature, During your visit it is recommended to make an almost mandatory stop for all who pass through here, such as the Scorching Canela y Limón restaurant, which is decked out in a peculiar way and living up to its name, in which they are specialists in dishes from the region as well as having grilled meat from their own breeding.

Tables assembled to give the service in Scorching Cinnamon and Lemon

Grilled meat restaurant in Consuegra, Toledo

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Consuegra and its history with the windmills

Consuegra has always been known throughout Spain for its famous windmills. This municipality full of history and heritage that encourages you to visit this Toledo town. The great symbol of Castilla-La Mancha, in a generic way, and especially from Consuegra, are the windmills, which currently holds up 12 windmills and each one has its own name with a lot of history behind it.

Consuegra mills

Consuegra mills

Clavileño, Espartero, Rucio, Knight of the Green Coat, Sparks, Piggy bank, Cardeño, Good views, Sancho, Backpacks, Mambrino and Bolero are the names given to each of them and these mills were used to grind wheat, to make flour.

Some of the windmills still work since their manufacture

Some of the windmills still work since their manufacture

These mills, according to historians, have been found since the 19th century, Although it is very possible that some go back to earlier times, and even up to the 16th century. At first they were 13 mills, although one was lost, since the machinery in some of them is from this time. Many windmills can be visited, as they are prepared to contain different activities, although it is convenient to make an appointment.

The Windmill "Bolero", Consuegra Tourist Office

This visitable windmill houses the Consuegra Tourist Office inside. During the visit it is possible to see all its complete rehabilitated mechanism.

Windmill converted into the Tourist Office

Windmill converted into the Tourist Office

An interesting option, during the visit to the Consuegra windmills, It is located in the Scorching Canela y Limón restaurant, a reference place in the province of Toledo and is located in Consuegra and specialized in grilled meats, is wall to wall, next to the famous Bar The Fishing.

Interior restauranteón

Scorching Interior Restaurant cinnamon and lemon

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