60 Days Wandering Around Europe travel blog

The San Martin Bridge in the Monastery in the background.

Us on the San martin Bridge.

The Roman fortress that was built somewhere around the first century.

Close to the Roman ruins on the banks of the Tagus River.

A beautiful pedestrian walk along the Tagus River.

A beautiful view of Old Town from the Old Palace which is...


During breakfast we enjoyed talking with a couple from France who have visited many of the same European cities that we have visited. We left at 10:00 to visit the Museum of Santa Cruz. It's an art museum with mainly themes of Christianity on paintings, pottery, and even rugs, enormous rugs! There were some El Greco paintings that we're quite impressive but they were very dark! We followed that bit of culture with a Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour. It toured both in old town as well as some of the During breakfast we enjoyed talking with a couple from France who have visited many of the same European cities that we have visited. We left at 10:00 to visit the Museum of Santa Cruz. It's an art museum with mainly themes of Christianity on paintings, pottery, and even rugs, enormous rugs! It got old after awhile. We followed that bit of culture with a Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour. It toured both in old town as well as some of the areas on the outskirts. However there weren't many hop on hop off points so we rode the route around again for a second time. We got off at the San Martin Bridge and then walked to the monastery. From there we went and visited some Roman ruins and then walked along the river back to the Plaza Zocodover. we did a little window shopping down Calle Commercio while working our way over to the Old Palace. It's now the library and is quite beautiful. On the 9th floor is a restaurant where we enjoyed coffee and pastries. The view from there of Toledo is just fabulous. Dinner at an outside cafe was nice. There are few settings that top sitting outside and enjoying a glass of wine with a traditional Spanish dinner.areas on the outskirts. However there weren't many hop on hop off points so we rode the route around again for a second time. We got off at the San Martin Bridge and then walked to the monastery. From there we went and visited some Roman ruins and then walked along the river back to the Plaza Zocodover. we did a little window shopping down Calle Commercio while working our way over to the Old Palace. It's now the library and is quite beautiful. On the 9th floor is a restaurant where we enjoyed coffee and pastries. The view from there of Toledo is just fabulous. Dinner at an outside cafe was nice. There are few settings that top sitting outside and enjoying a glass of wine with a traditional Spanish dinner.

It was interesting visiting a smaller Spanish old town. It certainly has its limitations though, such as having to pay to visit historical sites, even the smallest churches, and having almost NO English, spoken or on signs explaining places. Also, restaurants were much more expensive than in Valencia. Still, we are glad we went to Toledo and look forward to our next city in Spain.



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