Imprints of ancient architecture in Toledo

Located in southern Spain, about 70 km from Madrid, is the lovely ancient city of Toledo, fully embraced by the Tagus River. With a history of more than 2000 years, Toledo has become an ancient center in the heart of Spain, proudly recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 1986, where many cultures and constructions converge.

Unique ancient architecture, the virtue from the prosperous years as the capital of Spain in the years 567 – 711 and 1085 – 1561. This is the ideal choice for travelers who love the breakthrough from the strokes historic.

The first destination of this city is Alcazar Fort, located at the highest position and built in Roman times. Alcazar Fort has square floors, each side has towers. Each side has its own architectural style. The front of the fortress is in Renaissance architecture; the second side is Plateresque; the third face is medieval architecture; and the fourth side in the Churigueresque way.

During the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1939, the Alcazar fort was almost completely destroyed during the 70-day siege of 1936. Subsequently, the fort was rebuilt to make a Military Museum.

After wandering around the streets of Alcazar and the fortress of Alcazar, you still have to visit some of Toledo’s famous monuments. For example, Toledo’s main church was built in 1226 and took more than 250 years to complete. This is a Christian cathedral with gothic architecture combined with Mudejar style of the Moorish Muslim, you have the opportunity to enjoy the strange, beautiful and famous architecture of this cathedral.

As the sun rises, the sun slowly shines through a hole in the roof of the cathedral and the sunlight moves, illuminating a few minutes on a large altar statue opposite. The statue is divided into two parts: the upper part is the statue depicting “light and angel,” the lower part is the statue of Our Lady holding Jesus Christ at birth.