Toledo in Spain

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret”– Oscar Wilde



Toledo is one of the oldest and most unique cities in Spain and is the former Spanish capital before Madrid. It stands beautifully high up on a hill above the Tagus River and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

From the Mirador del Valle, you can see this fantastic panoramic view of Toledo.

In connection with Jo’s Monday Walk


You can hop on this visitor’s train for a quick overview of the city through its open windows.

In connection with Ludwig’s Monday Windows

The Puente de San Martin is a medieval bridge across the river Tagus. This bridge has five arches, with the one in the middle being the largest, having a span of 40 metres.

This is the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes or the San Juan Monastery. This Franciscan monastery has Gothic and Moorish architecture influence.

Loved these painted windows.

In connection with Sami’s Monday Murals


This is the Posada De La Hermandad which was once a prison but is now a museum.


The many windows of traditional Toledo houses and apartments.

Some of the streets are named “Callejon del Infierno” (street of Hell), “Callejon del Diablo” (the Devil’s Alley), showing how the city has a strong belief in superstition and witchcraft.

Toledo’s character also comes from its narrow cobblestone streets.


And guess where we enjoyed most of our day … of course at the market in the town centre.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. How very interesting to learn a bit about Toledo. It looks like a stunning old city. I was really surprised at how close the streets were, though. The murals were beautiful and livened up that wall.

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    1. Teresa says:

      It is a gorgeous city and especially the Cathedral which I will post in a few days.

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  2. kwarkito says:

    This trompe l’Oeil is particularly elegant and perfectly successful. It blends delicately into the surrounding landscape

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it really blended well, I remember having to look at it twice because I thought it was a real window from down where I was standing.

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  3. margaret21 says:

    I’v yet to visit Toledo. You’ve done a good job in tweaking it higher up my ‘must visit’ list.

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    1. Teresa says:

      It is a must visit for me. Especially the Toledo cathedral which I have yet to share later on.

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  4. Toonsarah says:

    This looks a beautiful town to visit. I’m afraid we’ve rather neglected Spain in favour of other European countries but we really should go to places like this!

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    1. Teresa says:

      And may have even overlooked it in favour of Madrid or Barcelona.

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  5. sami veloso says:

    Beautiful mural Teresa and beautiful old city with so much character.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Always a pleasure Sami.

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  6. Ludwig says:

    Thank you for this delightful trip through this magnificent old city. I love the “if-you-ain’t-got-’em-fake-’em” windows – that is the correct translation, isn’t it?

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    1. Teresa says:

      I like that translation much 😂😂😂

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  7. VJ Knutson says:

    Love those old narrow streets. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Teresa says:

      That is Toledo’s secret beauty, i guess!

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