TOLEDO Province

Attractions in Turleque

The visit to Turleque, little town of Toledo, It is synonymous with tranquility and peace for rest combined with the beauty of nature that holds the Toledo area. This municipality 800 inhabitants about an opportunity to tirerra make the route between Manchego steppe and the first foothills of the Montes de Toledo, Route called the Finistur.

Main Square Turleque, Plaza del Generalissimo

further, Turleque, between his rides, provides historical and discover its most emblematic monuments municipality are as Tercia House, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Justice and roll. Turleque name comes from a hybrid Latin and Arabic, since "tur" comes from the Latin, meaning "turris"; Y "It leque" is a characteristic diminutive particle mozárabe, so that Turleque would mean Torrezuela or torrecilla.

House Tercia

Plate House of Tercia

The Tercias houses, They are those places where tithes were deposited as payment of taxes what we now call. Why those who think Public finance and taxes are some recent times, they are wrong. Already in the thirteenth century turlequeños Tercia House had until that tithing correspondent, or what is the same one-tenth of the crude product obtained in crops.

Antigua Tercia House Turleque where taxes were paid

Church of Our Lady Assumption

Church of Our Lady Assumption in Turleque

Church of a ship with vault divided into six sections by arches and Doric pilasters barrel. TO each side of the first five sections, shallow chapels open by arches, central one leading to the door.

Baptistery left and the sacristy to the right, access to the towers at the foot. facade topped by fronton and two brick towers, square with two separate bodies by impost of sillares. Two clocks faces perpendicular and superimposed bell in front of the tower on the left, both finished with per capital Ball, vane and Cross.

Church of Our Lady Assumption in Turleque

The facade is topped by fronton and two towers. Parish plans were attributed to the architect D. Juan de Villanueva and D. Julian del Alamo. It was funded by the infant Spain D. Gabriel Antonio, Grand Prior of the Order of St. John of Malta, also cooperating entire population of Turleque.

Justice Roll

Historians tell that rose in 1.751, date on which the King Ferdinand VI signed the concession title of Villa to Turleque.

Roll of Justice in Turleque

The pillory is a seated stone column on a slipway where the prisoners were exposed to public shame, serving as well as a lesson to other residents. They were placed at the exit of the populations, on the busiest road, above it was located in the Consuegra road, since this population was head of the Priory. Is a based on which a column rises smooth shaft with capitals.

Roll plate Turleque

In addition to these precious monuments also can make ". The environment Rue Finistur It is mainly marked by the reservoir Finisterre. An impressive depression in the valley Algodor, that collected during rainy seasons to 35 hectometres of water so scarce in this region. This "oasis" manchego is in the interest, which by their Location, shared history and nature between the steppe and Manchego foothills of the Montes de Toledo.

Finistur route up to Turleque

Between visits to these monuments and routes is the option to take a break and regain strength to continue the roadmap Turleque sights and visit the magnificent restaurant Abrasador La Chimenea de Turleque, a perfect restaurant for tapas or meat, because it specializes in grilled meats Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field. They also offer a lot of variety of both hot and cold coffee and plates. To finalize, also they have a pantry where you can buy any product quality as cheeses.

Toledo and historic palaces

In the heart of Spain is the historic city of Toledo, called the city of three cultures: Arab, Jewish and Christian. Toledo is a city on the banks of the Tagus river with several neighborhoods and a long and rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, the Catholic monarchs and even the Spanish Civil War.

In the Toledo city there are many places with great beauty and interesting to visit. Among all these palaces they stand, specific, Galiana Palace is particularly important that the rest of what it has meant for the city and its long history.

But besides the palace of Galiana, Toledo includes highlight other palaces.

Palacio de Galiana

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View from the garden Galiana Palace, one of the most emblematic of the city

Galiana Palace is a building in the Spanish city of Toledo. Medieval and located outside the historic center, It has the status of cultural interest. It is located on the banks of the Tagus and offers privileged views in which the city is seen in its entirety. This monument was built by King Al Mamun during the tenth century. However, Galiana Palace would not receive such designation to the SXVI century, in memory of the great palaces and gardens where he lived the Muslim princess, Galiana, Galadre legendary king's daughter.

This palace has had many owners and guests to the fourteenth century, since it was ceded to the brotherhood of St. Lucia and then the monks of St. Jerome. However, the latter ended up selling the illustrious Portuguese resident in Toledo City, Dona Beatriz de Silva. In the second half of the nineteenth century the Empress Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, It was the owner of the Palace.

In 1959 the Palace was sold to Alejandro Fernández de Araoz and his wife Carmen Maranon. Thanks to the architect Fernando Chueca and historian Manuel Gómez-Moreno a project for the restoration Galiana performed by returning to its original splendor.

Nowadays, Galiana Palace consists of a rectangular dividing the nine rooms, as well as a patio, a pond and a beautiful garden.


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Palace gate Benacazon

It is a fifteenth-century medieval palace, Very rebuilt. The cover, but with original elements, It could be classified as neomudéjar. Plasterwork has a window sixteenth century, and a door with túmido brick arch and alfiz decorated with tiles. It has two columns with original capitals Islamic tenth century.

this palace, according to historians, It should call “Pantoja Palace”, denomination that had at least since the sixteenth century to be the home of Fernan Perez de Pantoja, sagreña lord of the town of Pantoja and known as “the Portugals ". In addition to the Pantoja, This building was also owned another important family toledana: the Gaytán.

This palace is one of the most representative examples of the different typical homes. Its Moorish style patio, along with your decor, based on plasterwork and tilework, are its main attractions. Over time it has undergone numerous restorations. Today it houses the Social and Cultural Work of Caja de Castilla-La Mancha.

Archbishop's Palace

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Overview of the Archbishop's Palace

The Archbishop's Palace is one of the architectural achievements of vaster dimensions of the Spanish city of Toledo. typologically, It is not a unitary building, for in it they are superimposed various artistic styles. In the thirteenth century Alfonso VIII donated to the Archbishop Don Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada few houses located opposite the cathedral. Slowly, This space was expanding, through the work of the various prelates, they were succeeding in the diocese, settling the palace, as such, progressively.

Cardinal Mendoza was the first prelate, in the second half of the fifteenth century it raises the first arc passageway palace or binding of this construction, with neighboring cathedral. Later, from the year 1541, profound remodeling were performed, picking out, to design traces, Alonso de Covarrubias.

The Archbishop's Palace shows, nowadays, as a complex set, with outward oriented stays, through numerous openings, that pierce the facades, internally connected by runners.


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Palace Fuensalida

Fuensalida Palace is a palace built in the first half of the fifteenth century. It is the current seat of the Presidency of Castilla-La Mancha. Fuensalida Palace was ordered to build by Pedro Lopez de Ayala and Castaneda, I Count of Fuensalida, the early fifteenth century.

During the sixteenth century it hosted the court of Empress Elizabeth of Portugal while the Alcázar works were executed, and in the same place he died in childbirth with their sixth child, Juan, the 30 April 1539. The building is located in the Plaza del Conde, next to the Church of Santo Tomé. Today is the seat of the Presidency of the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha and venue of the plenary sessions of the Governing Council.

 The history of the Palace of Fuensalida Toledo to historical figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega links, El Greco, or Lope de Vega, but especially those of Charles I and his wife Empress Elizabeth of Portugal, mother of Philip II. The facade of the palace is ribboned factory masonry and brick pilasters. His austerity does not reveal the refinement of the interior, their facing rooms open to a large arcaded courtyard of rectangular structure, arranged on two levels. It highlights the power, styling and verve of his sixteen octagonal pilasters crowned by capitals, decorated with heads and shields of the Ayala family and Castaneda.

But besides the city of Toledo, toledanos different municipalities hold important palaces such as the municipality of Oropesa (Palacio Condal ), Ocaña (Palacio de los Cárdenas),  La Puebla de Montalbán (Palace of the Counts of La Puebla Montalban), and Consuegra (priory palace).

Meanwhile palaces travel, It is always a good choice to eat to recharge your batteries and keep watching palaces in the restaurant scorching Toledo. This grill has an extensive menu with various specialties; especially, grilled meat as it's own parenting Anoja both beef and Iberian pork bait field. This restaurant is a perfect place for lunch or dinner to enjoy their fresh food, tapear with friends or even dinner equipment and expeditions in which this grill has budgets as.

Scorching Restaurant inside view of Toledo


Talk of Castilla-La Mancha is talk of Tembleque. This Manchegan town, located in Toledo, It is one of the jewels of the autonomous community. White lime shines on the facades. Tembleque history is linked to the city of Toledo. One of the main sites of interest is, without a doubt, Plaza Mayor Tembleque. In fact, It is listed as a Cultural from 1973 and is the square where groups most townsfolk. It is a building manchega: square base surrounded by buildings with two floors with runners. These were built to facilitate the view of the markets and bullfights that were held in the square, very similar to the comedy theater. The ground floor is arcaded and held by granite columns. further, ornamentations in plaster crosses represent the Knights Hospitaller, as a tribute to its medieval protection.

Plaza Mayor Tembleque (Toledo)
Plaza Mayor Tembleque (Toledo)

Meanwhile the main building is the Municipality of Tembleque, Baroque, It was added to the set in the seventeenth century. further, This square has a Ethnographic museum, located at number 1 Plaza Mayor, to meet with full depth the history of Tembleque.

Ethnographic Museum Tembleque
Ethnographic Museum Tembleque

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

 Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

The main religious building is the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, received designation as a Cultural Year 2012. It is Gothic, urban character. It begins to build from 1509, in tribute to the contributions made by Cardinal Cisneros to participate in the Campaign Oran, to spread Christianity in a Muslim region. Tembleque contributed to this Expedition of Oran with one million maravedíes and a company of soldiers. It is a very fast construction. The church rises from head to toe. Of notable interest, but he lost in the Civil War, It was the main altarpiece. This ostentatious whole sixteenth century, architectural synthesis, sculpture and painting, It is structured into a base, four overlapping bodies and an attic, divided in turn into intercolumnios, where sculptures are housed, and integrated streets paintings.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque

It composed of a ship with Latin cross, protrude from the whole tower and two side chapels of the eighteenth century, Jesus of Nazareth dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario and.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque

Casa Palacio de las TorresAmong the civil architecture stands the Casa de las Torres, Baroque palace built in the mid-eighteenth century by Antonio Fernandez-Alejo, Knight of the Order of Santiago who made his fortune in the Americas. The building was declared Cultural Interest in the year 1979.

Casa de las Torres, the main civil building in Tembleque
Casa de las Torres, the main civil building in Tembleque

La Casa de las Torres, as vulgarly it called the palace of the Fernández-Alejo, It is liable for all kind of hikers. Construction of the palace was personal idea of ​​D. Antonio Fernandez-Alejo, one of the members of this illustrious family of Tembleque, who wanted to materialize and part of the great fortune made in America. Is aboutone of the last baroque buildings in Spain, highlighting the facade, crowned with a family coat of arms flanked by two caravels. Built around a central courtyard, Inside it is now in ruins, You can be accessed only with a permit from City Hall. The pinnacle of the left tower is many yearshome to a family of storks, building a nest at that time of enormous dimensions.

Ermita de la Veracruz

Ermita de la Veracruz in Tembleque, design follows the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
Ermita de la Veracruz

Among religious architecture, in addition to the Church of the Assumption, we must mention the Ermita de la Veracruz, made in the image and likeness of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. One of the most unique and atypical monuments of this area is the chapel of Veracruz. Centralized plant building, resolves into an octagon topped dome that is not trasdoses abroad.

It is a funerary construction because it has been buried for many years a member of the illustrious family of Torres. Suffice it to observe their extreme sobriety and architectural purity to lock this building in the second half of the eighteenth century. Specifically dating 1792, dieciochesca decade in which neoclassical debugging begins in Spain. This chapel has been restored by Tembleque III Workshop School Municipal Library and Archive.

Tembleque Windmills

Tembleque Windmills, known as the Gate of La Mancha
Tembleque Windmills, known as the Puerta de la Mancha

And to conclude your visit Tembleque, what better to do some windmills windmills.

effectively, near the village, outside, on a hill you find two replicas of windmills recently built, although remnants of the original mills late sixteenth century are preserved.

In conclusion, only to see his lovely Plaza Mayor, worth making a trip from Madrid to the Toledo town located at the gates of La Mancha.

further, This town is very close to several restaurants associated with the scorching brand, The Capricho de los Torres in Villacañas, a 17 minutes (18 km), o Canela y Limon and Gastrobar El Pesca in Consuegra, a 28 minutes (37 km) ideal for tasting quality gastronomy, during your getaway, thanks to its specialties in grilled meats from its own aging. .

The best vantage points to watch Toledo

We love to see Toledo from all possible perspectives, Night and day. And we want to share with you, our favorite places to admire the "Imperial City" viewpoints…

There goes our list ... take note!

  1. Mirador del Valle
Toledo becomes night
spectacular view at night in Toledo City

This is perhaps the most famous view of Toledo, and our favorite. From here we have a view of the old town almost entirely.

We can see the cathedral, distinguish the imposing building of the Palace on top of the city, and watch the Tagus River runs at the foot of Old Town.

2. Since the Cigarrales

Toledo view from the cigarrales
View of Toledo from the Cigarrales

They are situated on the outskirts of the city and is manors, many of them converted into tourist accommodation, from where you can get a wonderful view of the city.

3. Alcázar

View of Toledo from the Alcazar
Toledo viewed from the Alcázar

At the top of Toledo is the Alcazar, and from up there you can see the whole city, so imagine the panoramic you can have from this emblematic building Toledano.

4. Alcantara Bridge

Toledo and Alcántara Bridge
View of Toledo from the bridge of Alcantara

On the bank of the Tagus River, We found this beautiful old Roman bridge, and from where you can see the city from below with nice views of the Alcázar.

These are the places that from our point of view, They are the best to observe the splendor of Toledo. But there are many other viewpoints from which to contemplate the city, These four are our favorite.

The best way to discover them be for yourself. We waited on scorching Toledo to enjoy our cuisine based on meat itself rearing Iberian pork and beef Anoja. Always grilled!

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christenings, communions and weddings fireplace Turleque

Scorching "The fireplace Turleque", located in the town of Tembleque (Toledo) It is a restaurant that has a team dynamic, attentive and professional to join your celebration a touch of quality, proximity and professionalism.

This restaurant, run by a young chef, bet on a market cuisine, Scorching traditional meat and breeding own. Manchego decoration and allow broad forum hosting communions, weddings and business meetings.

That is why with such extensive facilities, so much outdoors and indoors, the audience after watching the Space Turleque fireplace opt for this scorching for organize communions or silver wedding, Golden Wedding, birthday Special numerous invitations.

Outside area chimney Turleque

In our cuisine opt for a traditional market cuisine of high quality, meats own parenting Burning. Grilled meat, supported by the chain Abrasador, It is one of our specialties, Anoja both beef as Iberian pork bait Field. Regarding desserts, You can also taste our homemade pastries.

Our staff and those responsible for kitchen and living will We offer a variety of menus for the big day and you can agree on a custom menu. You can even hire a playground with castle Inflatable and other spaces where children can enjoy, always with notice.

Another view of the outdoor restaurant

The fireplace has facilities Turleque unsurpassable, spacious and acclimatised, where we care every detail offering family space where diners feel at the casa.Incluso Little ones can enjoy and have fun outdoors, thanks to its wide environment so they can play and be entertained.

The location of the restaurant, located in an area Quiet establishment, It is making it a unique and own space, since La Mancha plain where our currency.

The hope ready, until then a big hug Scorching team Chimney Turleque.

Toledo is….. Awesome

Toledo is ... Inolvidable (illumination)

By nightfall the city is transformed. The new artistic lighting of Toledo to discover details impossible to see in daylight, while it is representing a strong and firm commitment to the city with sustainability, respect for the environment and energy saving. such iconic buildings as the Cathedral, City Hall, the Door Hinge or the Castile-La Mancha - Convent of the seventeenth century - show its beauty and splendor centenary. The panoramic view of the city from the area of ​​"El Valle" offers the visitor an unforgettable memory of Toledo.


Toledo is ... Inagotable (Heritage)

In Toledo, centuries of history, hand culture and art in a unique symbiosis that takes visitors are given to other times. The maze of streets, alleys and sheds show him who knows to look for more than a hundred monuments, among which the Cathedral, the most Gothic of the Spanish, and the Spanish Gothic, that keeps within its solid walls wonders like Arfe Custody, the choir stalls or the "Transparent", Baroque exceptional work done with the purest marbles, jaspers and bronzes. Special mention deserves the "Campana Gorda", with its seventeen tons and more than nine meters in circumference, located in the tower of the Cathedral, that after almost thirty hidden years has reopened its doors recently.

Toledo is ... Incomparable (Jewry)

City of three cultures, capital integration, city ​​of tolerance, Sefarad jewel ... Toledo has been known throughout its history with many names, and they all talk about the mix of cultures and respect among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Toledo's Jewish Quarter, the most important in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, It gives witness to this, monuments such as the synagogues of El Transito and Santa Maria la Blanca, or synagogue recently discovered Sofer, it was believed lost since the fifteenth century. Walking through its streets, the traveler must always be aware of the Hebrew symbols that adorn and, as Menorá, receive with open arms those who wish to explore this part of the history of Toledo.

transit synagogue



Toledo is ... Tireless (Crafts)

Toledo has been known since time immemorial as "City of the sword", famous for its steel, with which Toledo blacksmiths forged over generations swords and armor. The exquisite attention to detail is evident in his damasquinado, in which gold and silver threads are introduced, with pinpoint accuracy, in iron and steel figures, resulting in the most beautiful filigrees. But not all steel, gold and silver. The most famous restaurateurs in the city made available to the visitors their best dishes: the partridge, carcamusas or traditional Marzipan, taste treats that are, as monuments of the city, excellent ambassadors of good work Toledano.


Toledo is ... Inconquistable (River)

Tagus River Toledo shaping around the city, protecting her in his embrace and turning it into a unique and unassailable enclave. The ecological path invites visitors to draw, walk or bike, the river from the bridge of Alcantara to St. Martin, revealing to vegetation, bordering malls and tarayales, watching groups of cormorants, mallards and herons, and bringing you even closer to the history and legends of the city from the "Casa del Diamantista", the remains of mills Daicán, Tenerías Islamic baths or the Tower of "La Cava" on a route that runs, as he wrote the Toledo Garcilaso de la Vega, "Near the Tajo, in pleasant solitude


Toledo is ... Unimaginable (Parties)

Easter Toledo, declared of international tourist interest, It offers visitors an excellent opportunity to see convents, churches and monuments generally inaccessible to the public. Processions invite the gathering with a silence broken only by the footsteps of the brothers, They accompanying the majestic steps in his journey through illuminated by candlelight. As we approach the Body of Christ, big town festival declared of International Tourist Interest, Toledo saw their finery. The houses open their traditional "toledanos courtyards". The canopied streets are covered with aromatic thyme carpet, rosemary and lavender, wreaths and banners jump from balconies and terraces, and seventeenth-century tapestries line the cathedral. During the procession, guilds, brotherhoods, chapters and orders of knights accompany Arfe Custody, unique in the world, a centuries-old route.

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Toledo is ... Impressive

Located in the center of Spain, Toledo is the capital of Castilla-la Mancha. Surrounded by the Tagus River, this city, declared a World Heritage Site in 1986, She lives in constant growth combining tradition and innovation, History and legend, art and culture. Toledo invites those who visit it to discover the soul of a city forged over millennia by celtíberos, Romans, Visigoths, Jews, and Muslims. Its history is the history of Europe. Toledo is "amazing and unconscionable" (Ortega y Gasset). Toledo is "light of my life" (Gregorio Maranon)… TOLEDO IS ... AWESOME.

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