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Romantic places in Toledo

By | 19 January, 2012 | 0 comments

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The romantic season in Toledo

By | 20 December, 2011 | 0 comments

For many the times around Christmas hold a special significance, it´s time to be spent with the family and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Others choose more and more to travel abroad with that special person, their loved one, and spend a quiet festive season trying new food and  visiting a new place.

Well, Toledo is really that city that will spell romantic whenever you go. If you decide to visit this city during December and the beginning of January you will have the added excitement of the Christmas spirit to add to the mix. What can be more romantic than enjoy a nice meal or a coffee sitting in this city full of history and with the background of a fairy castle, the Alcázar of Toledo. This magnificent castle watches over the city, creating a fantastic view for that holiday snap as well as a great one day excursion.

If by now you are hungry and you want to try some of the local delicacies as well as enjoy nice atmosphere in the company of that very special person, try El Casón de los López in Calle Sillería, 3.

This traditional restaurant with beautiful interiors inspired in the Arabic past of the city offers basic menus for under 15 Euros and a large menu with many different local delicacies.

And what better way of finishing a fantastic day than returning to the comfortable and romantic setting of Hotel Carlos V. read full article

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Train around Toledo

By | 20 December, 2011 | 0 comments

Toledo is a beautiful city, full of history, art and wonderful buildings, and now you can enjoy it with your children by train! The Zocotrain is a smaill train that runs around the streets of Toledo, making the delights of the little ones who love trains, and also showing them around this wonderful city.

Trains depart every 50 minutes approximately. The price for the ride is 4.25 Euros for adults and children only pay 1,85 Euros. At night you can travel for 3,75 Euros, and there are special prices for groups. read full article

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Romantic Toledo

By | 18 November, 2011 | 0 comments

One shouldn’t really understand one without the other, romantic and Toledo do, really, go hand in hand. Toledo is a little town, more like a city, as it has a Cathedral, situated in the middle of the Spanish region of Castile. This region with its castles, its never ending extensions of dry but at the same time beautiful lands has been the inspiration for innumerable stories, poems and novels.

Toledo itself is  the living proof of the magnificent past of this region. The city of the three cultures it is called sometimes, because in its magnificent past, Toledo was home to three different cultures that have left their mark on the stone of the buildings. read full article

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Local restaurants with local dishes

By | 15 November, 2011 | 0 comments

One of the main experiences when on holidays is eating out. Not just because it’s nice to be served and avoid the washing up afterwards, but also because food tells us a lot of about the traditions of a place.

Toledo is no exception, there are many interesting restaurants that offer not just traditional Manchego dishes but also with a modern touch and against the background of wonderful and modern decor. read full article

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Following on the steps of Don Quixote

By | 14 November, 2011 | 0 comments

Don Quijote or Don Quixote was a, or rather is as it is very much alive in the imagination of so many thousands of Literature lovers, fictional character created by the superb mind of the Spanish Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, internationally known as Cervantes. In Cervantes’ novel Don Quijote travels across Spain and mostly Castilia. Most of the places he visited throughout this adventure are real, and can be visited nowadays. read full article

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Swords in Toledo

By | 13 November, 2011 | 0 comments

Toledo is a little town famous for many things, its history for once, but also its local traditional crafts, its Cathedral, its mosques and synagogues and of course its wonderful atmosphere and the friendliness of its people.

However, it is maybe a particular part of the traditional crafts that attracts many curious and visitors to this town. Toledo is famous across Spain for the quality of its swords, el acero de Toledo, Toledo’s steel, was very appreciated in the Middle Ages, when possessing a good sword was a very important status symbol for knights and gentlemen. read full article

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Romantic getaway in a spa in Toledo

By | 29 October, 2011 | 1 comment

The city of Toledo has a lot to offer to visitors besides its art and culture. There are many different possibilities for leisure and free time to help you enjoy your stay as much as possible.

If you are planning this trip as a surprise for your partner and you want your romantic break to be perfect, you can go for a session in one of the spas in the city. read full article

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Eateries where you can enjoy a good partridge Toledo style

By | 28 October, 2011 | 0 comments

Leaving Toledo without trying its best known dish, stewed partridge, could be seen as an insult to the sense of hospitality of this wonderful city, called the city of the three cultures.

The sport of hunting became very popular in this area a long time ago and this is the reason why partridge became one of the most exquisite dishes.

Currently stewed partridge, also called partridge Toledo style (perdiz a la Toledana), has become even more famous locally and nationally with many tourists just coming to this area to try this delicacy. read full article

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