Toledo, the City of Sword Making

Toledo history started on Bronze Age under the command of Roman Empire. This city becomes the center of government in Cartaginensis province and main administration. And on May 25, 1085, Alfonso VI of Castile took this city and this city becomes the official Toledo city.

Toledo

Toledo,Spain

Best time to visit Toledo would be summer. On this season, there are many culture festivals that you can watch. One of most popular festival in Toledo is Virgen del Sagrario  on 15 August. There are many beautiful and historical building in this city. There’s Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, where you can find beautiful glass artwork and you also can buy them for souvenir. But, the most interesting thing that you can do here is visiting the sword shop. Toledo is known with their sword making culture. Therefore, many people also call this city as the city of sword, because they create high quality steel and sword. This city also had high tolerance between religion, Muslim and Jews and people from many places, until they were expelled in earlier 15th century. But, there are many of building that still has the styles of those two religions here.

Toledo

Toledo,Spain

The nearest city would be Madrid. You can take bus and train from Madrid to Toledo. Or, you also can rent car, if you like adventure and more challenging trip to Toledo. Toledo also has international airport, which means you can go there using airplane. There are many air flight companies that provide the transportation that you need to go to Toledo.

Toledo

Toledo,Spain

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *