Toledo

Toledo is another easy day trip from Madrid.  The bus station is at the bottom of the hill that the old town of Toledo is perched on – a short walk led us to a beautiful gate and wall that were part of the original old town.  We walked through winding streets to the beautiful San Juan de los Reyes monastery, where we explored the chapel and the cloister gardens (the gargoyle above is from there).  The monastery was a lovely serene place – a beautiful stop.

 

At the gate to the city
At the gate to the city

 

An impressive entrance
An impressive entrance

 

We wanted to steal this door
We wanted to steal this door

 

At the monastery
At the monastery

 

Very serene
Very serene

 

Looking into the cloister garden
Looking into the cloister garden

 

 

After our picnic lunch we walked down to the Bridge of San Martin and then along to see the Cathedral and the Alcazar.  Here the Alcazar was more a fortress than a castle, very different from the lovely Alcazar in Segovia.  We really enjoyed Toledo – the old town was so lovely and really atmospheric.

 

The bridge of San Martin
The bridge of San Martin

 

Looking up at the old town
Looking up at the old town

 

Sarah and Karen on the bridge
Sarah and Karen on the bridge

 

The Alcazar
The Alcazar

 

The cathedral
The cathedral

 

 

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. murray says:

    some awesome old buildings here!

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