Still called the Imperial City, Toledo was the capital of Visigothic Spain before Madrid even existed. Although small, it takes its place proudly alongside all other great European cities.
Its wonderful setting overlooking a barren Castillian landscape, its narrow and twisting streets, its historical and architectural diversity and its wealth of art make Toledo a national treasure.
The major sights include the awesome Gothic cathedral, the two surviving Jewish synagogues, the Alcázar and the prized El Greco paintings, all providing powerful images of former glories. Besides, much of the city’s charm is simply losing yourself in its labyrinth and stumbling upon tiny chapels, patios and enchanting plazas.
To really appreciate and absorb the wonders of this city you should stay at least one night.