Hi guys!! Okay, it’s finally here- my last post about my recent trip to Madrid. It took me a little while (3 weeks?) to complete but it’s just in time before my next adventure which is coming up SO soon and I cannot wait. I dubbed this year my year of travel and I am making it happen!
On our third full day in Madrid I had planned for my parents and I to do a day trip somewhere. After much Google research I decided that we should visit Toledo! fyi I was torn between Toledo and Segovia; both were about a half hour train ride and the reviews online were equally great for both. I guess I’ll just have to go back and see Segovia next time =)
Toledo is a small ancient city that is set atop a hill and has the cutest small winding streets all throughout. It is really cool to note that the city has been influenced by Christian, Muslim and Jewish architecture. My parents and I planned for us to be there about half a day and so we bought a return train ticket for 3:30pm and we actually thought about missing our train because we ended up loving the city so much! Unfortunately due to our time constraint we didn’t get to see as much as we would have liked but we did see the Toledo Cathedral, which was AMAZING. I have been in many cathedrals but have never been in such awe. First of all it was huge and second the detailing inside and out was unbelievable. I honestly feel like there aren’t enough words to describe it- you’ll just have to go visit (or check out some of my pictures below)! I highly suggest visiting Toledo and planning to spend a few hours, if not almost a whole day exploring the city!
Traveling to, from & in Toledo
Take the Renfe Train to and from Toledo (from Madrid)- goes directly there in about 30 min
Once at Toledo, it is about a 30 minute walk to the city from the train station, but we actually opted to buy tickets for one of those red tour buses. This way we got a little history and were able to see a great view of the city before they dropped us off right in the center.
Once you are inside the town, you just walk! The streets are narrow and hilly but with Google Maps to the rescue we were able to get around!
For lunch we stopped for a quick beer and sandwich with chorizo (their dried meat is SO good! Yes, I ate meat). They also have a lemon beer which is low in alcohol but VERY refreshing (in fact I am craving one as I’m writing this, yum).
The gorgeous cathedral.
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