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Top Choice Cathedral in Toledo

Catedral

Toledo‘s illustrious main church ranks among the top 10 cathedrals in Spain. An impressive example of medieval Gothic architecture, its humongous interior is full of the classic characteristics of the style, rose wi…
Top Choice Fortress in Toledo

Alcázar

At the highest point in the city looms the foreboding Alcázar. Rebuilt under Franco, it has been reopened as a vast military museum. The usual displays of uniforms and medals are here, but the best part is the exhau…
Top Choice Synagogue in Toledo

Sinagoga del Tránsito

This magnificent synagogue was built in 1355 by special permission from Pedro I. The synagogue now houses the Museo Sefardí. The vast main prayer hall has been expertly restored and the Mudéjar decoration and intric…
Top Choice Modern European in Toledo

Adolfo

Toledo doffs its hat to fine dining at this temple of good food and market freshness. Run by notable La Mancha–born chef Adolfo Muñoz, the restaurant has been around for over 25 years, and in that time has morphed i…
Top Choice Bar in Toledo

Libro Taberna El Internacional

If you think Toledo is more touristy than trendy, you clearly haven’t dipped your hipster detector into the cool confines of El Internacional, a proud purveyor of slow food, spray-painted tables, rescued 1970s armch…
Museum in Toledo

Museo de Santa Cruz

It's hard to imagine that this 16th-century building was once a hospital. If only modern hospitals were equipped with the kind of ornate plateresque portico that welcomes you to this beautiful arts and ceramics muse…
Museum in Toledo

Museo del Greco

In the early 20th century, an aristocrat bought what he thought was El Greco's house and did a meritorious job of returning it to period style. He was wrong – El Greco never lived here – but the museum remains. As w…
Middle Eastern in Toledo

Alqahira Rincón de Oriente

Befitting of the so-called ‘city of three cultures’, the Alqahira taps into Toledo’s Moorish side. Its shadowy interior furnished with flowing drapes and silver teapots is reminiscent of one of Granada’s famous tete…
Spanish in Toledo

Hostal del Cardenal

This hotel restaurant enjoys one of Toledo's most magical locations for dining alfresco: it's tucked into a private garden entered via its own gate in the city walls. The food is classic Spanish, with roast meats – …
Spanish in Toledo

Casa Aurelio

Purporting to be Toledo's oldest restaurant, Casa Aurelio has been around since 1953 and still ranks among the best of Toledo's traditional eateries. Game, fresh produce and time-honoured dishes are prepared with pa…