The millenary history of Toledo is the “culprit” that in its historical site Agolpen a multitude of historical monuments, many of them declared of cultural interest, that will surprise the visitors both for its appearance and for its content. With great success many of them have been preserved over the years, although they have been used for purposes different from that which were intended.
Because of the historical characteristics of the city, and our own culture, most of the monuments are religious in nature, with the cathedral above all being highlighted. Although we can also cite buildings of the other great monotheistic religions, restored or reformed for the new cult, such as the Mosque of the Christ of Light, or the synagogues of transit and Santa Maria La Blanca. Also notable is the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, which was ordered to be built by the Catholic monarchs to be their burial place, but finally did not reach that purpose. Other convents and churches scattered around the old town can also be visited with some ease.
Military and/or defensive constructions are also of great importance. The Alcazar is the building that crowns the general view of Toledo, and is part of its peculiar physiognomy. And the bridges and doors also have an enormous artistic and architectural value. Such is the case of the gates of Hinge, Valmardón, Alfonso VI and the Cambron, or the bridges of San Martín and De Alcántara, the latter dating back to Roman times.
Other constructions such as the hospitals of Tavera and Santa Cruz, the castles of San Servando and Galiana, the city Hall, the Archiepiscopal Palace, and many others, are the main responsible that Toledo as a whole was declared by the Unesco city patrimony of Humanity.
But by many words that we put to try to describe it, nothing will equate to getting lost on its streets and enjoying a long and leisurely visit to each and every one of these monuments.