Treading Toledo's 2000-year history: Mosques, Monasteries & Synagogues | When in Spain podcast Ep.64

Updated: Sep 16

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In this episode of the When in Spain podcast I pound the steep and winding cobbled streets of the former Spanish capital,Toledo. I discover its incredibly rich and varied history, once a city where Moors, Christians and Sephardic Jews all lived side by side.


Toledo

Capital of Spain until 1563, when the honour passed to the backwater village of Madrid just 46 miles away, Toledo, in Castilla-La Mancha, has become a classic day-trip destination, just a half-hour hop from its neighbour by high-speed train.



But with its huge haul of churches and convents, mosques and synagogues the city deserves more than just a stop-off.


For When in Spain Patrons, here´s a video I shot in Toledo which rounds-up some of the places I visit in this podcast episode. https://www.patreon.com/posts/treading-toledos-34818237

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Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo

Santa María la Blanca


Places I visited in the podcast episode...


  • Plaza Zocodover

  • Alcázar

  • Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo

  • Casco Historico and Judaría

  • Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

  • Sinagoga del Tránsito

  • Iglesia de Santo Tomé

  • Santa María la Blanca (Ancient Synagogue converted into a Church)

  • Cristo de la Luz (Former Arabic Mosque)

  • Puerta de Valmardón/Bab Al Mardum


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