Toledo for free
The city of the three cultures (Arabic, Jewish and Christian, with permission from the Visigoths, of which barely any remains exist) offers a large number of attractions without having to spend a penny. Walking around its narrow streets is already a gift to all senses that is free, but there are also many monuments of huge historical and cultural value that can be visited for free.
The Cathedral opens its doors for free entry on Sunday afternoons, which allows you to enjoy one of Spain’s most beautiful Gothic constructions. Without so much time limitation, the entry to the Santa Cruz Museum is free every day, which will allow you to enjoy its charming patio or the Berruguete staircase. From September 9th, it will also hold the exhibition "El Greco: art and crafts", for which you will have to pay 10 euros to get in.
Sunday is a great day to visit us -and what better idea than staying overnight the day before with us in one of the best hotels in the centre of Toledo, since the Army Museum also opens its doors for free, a great place to learn about the fight between the Republicans and the General Franco’s Nationals during the Spanish Civil War at the Alcázar, the location where the fight took place. It happened at the beginning of the War, which ended with a victory for the Nationals, who held off the Republican fighters for 70 days, and the museum exhibits numerous documents that reproduce the battle. On certain holidays, like October 12th, Spanish National Day, the museum is also free.
The Municipal Archive is another of the options for budget travellers. Access is free every day from 9.00am until 2.00pm, and it allows for the consult of historical documents, such as the photographic fund created by Casiano Alguacil in the late 19th century.
The Sephardic Museum, located inside the Synagogue of El Tránsito, is free every Saturday from 2.00pm until close as well as Sundays. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know Jewish Toledo and those inhabitants who lived not just in Spain but in Sefarad, settled in multicultural Toledo.