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Asador Castilla

Excellent service, roasted meats (the cabrito – roasted goat kid – is a speciality) and a pleasantly modern dining area make this a good choice. It's barely 50m from Plaza Mayor.
Church in Toro

Colegiata Santa María La Mayor

This 12th-century church rises above the town and boasts the magnificent Romanesque-Gothic Pórtico de la Majestad. Treasures inside include the famous 15th-century painting Virgen de la mosca (Virgin of the Fly) in …
Castilian in Toro

Hotel Juan II

The restaurant at Hotel Juan II (mains €15 to €21), specialising in hearty meat dishes, is one of Toro's best. The food is on a par with other good places around town, but there's an informal bar with a pretty terra…
Tapas in Toro

La Esquina de Colas

Artfully conceived tapas lined up along the bar (try the marinated sardines) and a full list of toasts topped with all manner of tasty morsels make this Toro's best place for tapas.
Monastery in Toro

Monasterio Sancti Spiritus

Southwest of the town centre, this monastery features a fine Renaissance cloister and the striking alabaster tomb of Beatriz de Portugal, wife of Juan I.
Spanish in Toro

Bar-Restaurante La Colegiata

Directly opposite one of the loveliest church doorways in Castilla y León, La Colegiata does a good range of raciones and set menus – check out the offers of a large plate of cheese or jamón and a bottle of wine (€9…
Castle in Toro


This former fortress dates to the 10th century and still boasts seven towers. The views from around the back sweep out over the Río Duero and the plains of Castilla. The interior is not open to the public.