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.

RESERVATIONS ABRASADOR TOLEDO RESTAURANT

Scorching Toledo Lounge Restaurant

Scorching Toledo Lounge Restaurant

RESERVATIONS ABRASADOR EL AMBIGÚ

SCARNING RESTAURANT EL AMBIGÚ

Scorching restaurant El Ambigú

How to order at Scorching El Abuelito restaurant

The pandemic caused this year by Covid-19 has caused the hospitality sector to have the need to reinvent itself once again and develop other work tools that maintain the restoration due to the restrictions that this sector suffers, Y, definitely, society, such as the curfew or even the prohibition of performing services in the same restaurant in a traditional way with the setting at the table or the limitation of capacity, among other measures.

Scorching food comes to your home

Scorching food comes to your home

All these measures have triggered the majority of restaurants to join the initiative to order take out or even distribute in Pozuelo de Alarcón as in Scorching El Abuelito restaurant we have adapted to this unusual scenario by placing take away orders. So that you can taste our most special and traditional dishes of the restaurant with specialty in grilled meat, you just have to place your order on our website, Scorching App or by phone.

From our application, you can pay to increase prevention measures against Covid-19

From our application you can pay and place orders to increase prevention measures against Covid-19

 

Some of the starters of Scorching El Abuelito

Some of the starters of Scorching El Abuelito

further, in Scorching restaurant El Abuelito We want to help you all in this difficult situation and we have launched a promotional code for your take-away orders and give you a plate of Iberian ham from own aging Scorching. At the end of the purchase you must enter or redeem our promo code ELABUELITO (All together) In order to take you a free plate of Iberian ham for placing your order with us to take home the starters, most special dishes and desserts and enjoy it at home with an unbeatable company like family.

Scorching El Abuelito promo code

Scorching El Abuelito promo code

We have all the dishes available that you could enjoy with us in the restaurant so that you can add it to the cart and take it home. From our most traditional cheese and Iberian salads or our delicious boletus risotto with Iberian lardones to our exquisite grilled meat such as the grilled honey medallion of veal (200g) or the grilled entrecote.

We could not miss our pieces of grilled meat from our own breeding, both yearling veal and Iberian field bait pork. Our grilled pork tenderloin or grilled Iberian pork (250gr) you can take it home and taste it as if you were in the restaurant.

As a final culmination, You can also take advantage of our delicious homemade desserts from Scorching El Abuelito and enjoy our "Tahona La Abuelito" such as the semi-cold cheesecake with raspberry, the puff pastry tart with custard and apple and our mascarpone cheese tiramisu.

But how can I take or ask for the dishes from Scorching restaurant El Abuelito to be delivered to me??

With this illustrative video we wanted to facilitate the task of placing orders to take to each client and to help them how to place the order and redeem the restaurant's promotional code and thus take advantage of the promotion of acquiring the gift of a plate of Iberian ham.

In this brand new Scorching service you are fully informed of your order, both the price of the dishes and total, like the pick-up time slot at your scorching restaurant in the city you live in. further, You can also check the location of the restaurant to avoid loss with your GPS. Even some of the partner restaurants can take this food to your home.

 

Home meat orders with free transportation

During these weeks we have to stay at home, on the occasion of confinement, we inform you that we can send your meat order directly to home at no additional cost of transport. You know that you have sausage, Iberian Ham, Iberian ham, cheese and Iberian pork and veal Anoja own our farms. You can see all references and catalog directly in the online shop Abrasador.

Beef
Own Crianza meat

These weeks as you know most of the restaurants associated with our brand, remain closed until further notice. And from the middle of May, some of them will start to open and prepare à la carte service with our own grilled gourmet home-cooked meats.

Our meat sales, in a 95% they are through the restaurants associated with the brand and therefore, In recent weeks, much of the Central team has not been operational. And now from May, we have reduced the ERTE to some colleagues to join a few hours and therefore we will be at your disposal to serve you meat directly at home by ordering through the Abrasador Online Store from anywhere in Spain.

Catalog Photo
Photo catalog Scorching meat

For any questions or clarification, you can contact us Monday to Friday 9:00 a 18:00 h or at any other time that necesitéis on phones 925245684, 647 221 393 O 699 450 508 or e-mail pedidos@abrasador.com and we send the order to receive in home 24-48 hours.

And if you prefer that we make it easier for you, you can directly see some of the lots already specified so you don't have to think about which products to choose:

Lots of gourmet meat for home

From Group Abrasador our biggest wish is you are all well and that you can spend the days the best that you can at home and always with a positive attitude. Get through this together and of course will pass an important page in our history, but now we must be strong.