A place, three souls.
This is what is perceived by visiting this marvelous city, capital of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha.
In its historical center, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, medieval, Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments coexist in a truly harmonious way.
Lying on a hill overlooking the central plains, Toledo offers a truly incredible sight. Fortresses. Convents. Alleys and Squares. Mosques ... a truly magical city with incredible charm.
HOW TO GET
Given its proximity to Madrid, Barajas International Airport It is an ideal base for reaching Toledo.
The airport, well connected to the main European and non-European destinations, is about 80 kilometers from the city.
To reach the destination by public transport, you need to get to Madrid Puerta de Atocha station from where trains to Toledo leave.
There are about 10 daily connections from Madrid. The ticket costs 12.90 € per person and the journey takes about 30 '.
You could, alternatively, rent a car directly at the airport.Solution, in our opinion, not particularly recommended, in the case of a short visit. In fact, in the city, you will only have to walk on foot.
The building that houses the Central Railway Station is the work of architect Narciso Clavería y de Palacios. Due to its particular cultural interest, it has been declared a National Monument.
From the 2005, the high-speed line that connects the city with Madrid Puerta de Atocha was inaugurated. This is the only currently active link.
Coming from foreign destinations, there are no direct road connections. By bus, you can reach Toledo from Madrid, with the means operated by Alsa. Recommended solution for those wishing to save costs. The ticket, in fact, costs € 5.47 per person, against the € 12.90 € of the train.
ALSA's vehicles, among other things, are quite modern and efficient. The direct route from Madrid-Plaza Eliptica takes about 50 '.
From Málaga, weekly connections are guaranteed with the city, passing through Loja, Granada and Ciudad Real; travel time is approximately 8 hours. The ticket costs around € 32.00 per person.
Spain has a particularly extensive and efficient road and motorway network. The same city is crossed by the A42, also known as Autovia de Toledo, which connects the city to the capital, in about 45 '.
From Seville, to the South, you have to travel about 470 kilometers, most of them on the A4 highway.
Coming from Portugal, the distances increase slightly: about 570 kilometers from Porto or Lisbon.
From Barcelona, you must count over 6 hours to cross the almost 700 km that separate the two cities. The over 1000 kilometers away from France, on the other hand, make a direct car trip a little practicable.