Toledo: World Heritage City Reply

Toledo from Parador

Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of historic monuments, with the added delight that they are the product of three cultures, the Christians, Arabs and Jews who lived together peacefully here for centuries. So behind its walls Toledo preserves a powerful artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues, all with their own stock of priceless art treasures. The cathedral boasts El Greco’s The Disrobing of Christ, but the the main attraction here is his painting of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, which hangs in the church of Santo Tomei.

The city has a well-preserved Jewish quarter that antedates the 12th century and houses two synagogues, that of Santa María la Blanca (the video doesn’t clarify where they got that atypical name for a synagogue) and the Transito Synagogue which dates from 1357. The video offers a quick overview in just under four minutes. To get Toledo’s full effect you have to get on a plane.

Video courtesy of Spain Info


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