The result of 2,000 years of impact between three major religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Toledo is located 45 miles southwest of Madrid, through the valley of the Tagus River. Named as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town is one of the highlights of a trip to Spain and combines monumental splendor in a small area -- even if you lose your way in the narrow streets, which happens to the Spaniards too! Again and again you can struggle along and ask the way to the Cathedral and the central square, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Toledo, Toletum to the Romans and the longstanding imperial capital of the Visigoths, awakened in the Middle Ages as the "city of three cultures." Christian Spaniards, Muslim Moors, and Jews lived here, with and alongside each other. Many arts and crafts traditions can be traced back to the Moors, and those traditions are still maintained today. In the annual calendar of fiestas, Holy Week and Corpus Christi stand out.