Museo de los Concilios y la Cultura Visigoda

Museum in Toledo

Sometimes dismissively called the ‘Invisigoths’ due to their foggy medieval legacy, the Visigoths inhabit a little-known chapter of Spanish history sandwiched in between the Romans and Moors. Information about them is often difficult to procure until you come to Toledo, their de-facto capital in the 6th and 7th centuries. The era’s history can be partially relived at this modest, but important, museum set in the shadowy 13th-century San Román church.

Explanatory boards and some interesting historical maps relate the Visigothic story and complement the rather scant exhibits. Equally compelling is the building itself with its horseshoe arches, wooden Mudéjar ceiling and blurry 15th-century Christian murals.