Day Trip to Toledo, Spain
Aug 28, 2010
Jan 10, 2011
My friend Laura will be studying abroad in Toledo next semester...I hope she likes marzipan and zero nightlife! haha
Photos will be added later. My little digital camera died when I arrived so I used my large Nikon! However, I dont have the connecter cord for that with me in spainí!
The drive to Toledo from Madrid was slightly longer than the one to Segovia. As soon as we stepped off the bus, the first thing we noticed was the HEAT! The further south you go in Spain, the hotter and more arid the climate becomes. Toledo is known as the "City of Three Faiths" because Christians, Jews, and Muslims all lived there together in peace during the Middle Ages. During that time, several artists collaborated to build the city's Cathedral. Toledo is also the home of many paintings by El Greco. The most famous being The Burial of the Count, which is one of the top five most influencial paintings of all time. When we saw it, I had no idea what it was. I only found out the information about it about an hour later. Toledo is also the marzipan capital of the world and we got samples every time we entered a store. Though im not a fan of sweets, I have to admit it was pretty good. We also got lunch in Toledo at an outdoor restaurant with mist fans blowing on us! The food was amazing.