Surely we will not find in Spain another city that concentrates as much history and as much cultural legacy of as much level as Toledo. The city of the three cultures, small and monumental, awaits us.
The cathedral is unique. All the artistic styles of the history of Spain have passed through it: the Gothic, the Arab plasterwork, the Baroque influences, the neoclassical … And that’s not all, in this cathedral there is a level outside and inside. Let’s review the pictorial works that are in your sacristy, which could rather be classified as impressive pinacotheca: El Greco, Caravaggio, Titian, Van Dyck, Goya, Morales, Rubens, Bassano, and many more! It can be the envy of many museums.
It is essential to visit its unique but impressive tower, as well as the lantern or the skylight. In this skylight, there is a sculptural ensemble on which the light is reflected and creates a unique visual spectacle. Also here is the door clock, which is one of the few in the world with a single crank, because it marks the canonical hours.
The quarterdeck
The Alcazar is on the highest hill of the city and from there it presides over its rectangular mass. It was built by the Emperor Charles V, to have a residence worthy of its category. But curiously it did not get to host kings, because long before finishing it, the capital was established in Madrid. In the end it became the home of the widowed queens, retired from the court by the successors of their husbands.
It had diverse and curious uses: it was a splendid prison, a spectacular military barracks and even a workshop of sederos. Today it is being adapted to house the military museum and the modern library of Castilla-La Mancha.