Toledo - the "City of the Three Cultures"
Essentially cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site that you do NOT want to miss.
I made the best decision of my life by taking time out to visit this ancient city. A city filled with centuries - old churches, palaces, hills, and walls dating back to 12-14th century behind which lie a hundred thousand stories that will make you have goosebumps !!
I was in Madrid for training in CAE (Airbus 320 Simulators) and it couldn’t get better. Toledo is only a 45 min - bus ride away from the Capital city. Alternatively , one could take the high speed train (AVE) from Puerta de Atocha to Toledo which happens to be the FASTEST (and of course, a little expensive - but worth it) way to reach as it takes around 33 Mins.
What I love about most European Countries is that one can get from city to city in less than 2 hours by bus/high speed trains. It’s something that every travel bug would want! This way you get to see so much more especially when you have less time in hand.
So coming back to why I began writing about this trip - Due to lack of time because of my Training schedule , every time I visited a city I only had a couple of hours. So I thought of writing this post for those visiting Toledo (and other Cities in Spain - on the next post) with only a few hours in hand (like me).
So I suggest getting out of the bus/train station and first heading to Plaza Zocodóver . About 2 mins away from here are a series of long escalators that get you high up to the centre of the city, saving you kilometers of walking.
So, Plaza Zocodover is the central point from where one can diverge onto any lane and begin exploring. Almost every European city has a square (centre) filled with lovely cafés, bars and curio shops. This one happens to be one of my favourites!!