Top 10 places to visit in Toledo – Ohio

By | January 11, 2017

toledo-ohioAre you looking for an European city in the middle of US? Here are the top 10 places to visit in Toledo and why. The heavy Spanish influences in the city can be felt at every step of the way, so take your time to take it all in and enjoy your time here.

 

Catedral de Toledo

This architectural church should be a priority during your trip to Toledo. Even if you are not religious, its Gothic style and amazing details will make your visit worthwhile. On the inside, the cathedral is just as luxurious and features paintings dating back from the 13th century.

 

Museo de Santa Cruz

The museum features no less than 3 distinct sections that satisfy the requirements of any lover of art. You can enjoy watching your favorite pieces from the past centuries, but also see modern art on display.

 

Alcázar

The Renaissance style fortress includes a museum and various activities you may like to engage in. Before you reach this attraction, make sure to pass by the confectionery shop for some well deserved treats. Your visit will turn out to be a lot sweeter.

 

Sinagoga del Tránsito

The Jewish monument teaches its guests more about the Jewish and Spanish styles. Its intrinsic architecture and decorative windows make for an amazing sight, so don’t forget to bring a camera along.

 

Museo El Greco

This museum pays tribute to the life and works of famous painter Ménikos Theotokópoulos. The building has several floors, and only the first one showcases more than 20 of the artist’s best works. In addition to that, the decorative style of the building looks wonderful in pictures.

 

Cristo de la Luz

This ancient chapel is a place you simply must see during your trip to Toledo. The chapel was built in 999, and hits architecture and details have remained mostly untouched ever since.

 

Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

Toledo is a city that is rich in monasteries and cathedrals, and this church is something you don’t want to miss out on seeing. Dating back to the 14th century, the monastery is now visited by tourists all over the world.

 

Santa María la Blanca

The 12th century sanctuary is now open for guided tours and visits. Its decorative style makes for one of the best sights in Toledo, and you might lose a few hours wandering around through the chambers.

 

Castillo de San Servando

This castle was used for military purposes back in the 14th century, and is now open as a museum. If you want to enhance your vacation, take a tour of the building and observe the beauty of this place.

 

Iglesia de Santo Tomé

If you want to see eve more churches, head over to the Iglesia de Santo Tomé for at least a few hours. Take the time to see this mosque and the well known Burial of the Count of Orgaz on display here. If you are planning a visit, you should know that the church requires an admission fee.