What is the best way (without a car) to get to the point where one can see the overall view of the city with the turn of the river in the foreground?
As part of a three week vacation in Spain and France how much time would you allocate to Toledo? Can it be seen easily in one day coming form Madrid?
Is it walkable from the Toledo train station to downtown Toldeo? Or should I take the bus from the station into downtown Toledo?
Hi, I am planning a day trip from Madrid to Toledo and have some questions: - I am staying near Atocha, is it better to take the bus or train (Renfe) to Toledo? What are the pros and cons? Have posted this on the Madrid forum and I have helpful links on Renfe information already. I saw on travel guides that the best view is to look at the Alcazar from afar. Is this view possible if arrive on bus or train? - I have only 5 hours due to my timing of arrival and departure into Madrid, either on Friday 12-ish to 5-ish or Saturday 10-ish to 3-ish. Which is the recommended day or is there no difference? - Within the 5 hours, I aim to visit the Alcazar and just snap photos of scenic views around. Can you let me know if there is any absolutely must visit attraction after the Alcazar? I know there is a lot, but as I have only 5 hours, what is highly recommended? My interests is more on snapping photos and see historical / cultural places, not so much on food and shopping. =) Thanks!
my daughter is in Toledo, Spain with a group from Toledo, Ohio. she has gluten disease and is becoming very ill and needs to get back to the USA. she doesn't know how to make plans to do it--she is scheduled to be there for 2 more weeks but cannot stay that long. the language, of course, is a big problem. she would need to take a bus from Toledo to Madrid to the airport and she isn't sure what bus to take ro what to do when she gets to the airport. any suggestions would be apprecited. thanks so much.
I do not know how much time to allocate for Toledo? 1 full day seems not enouph to see all its major sights, and walk around at normal pace to absorb its beauty and history. What about 2 full day? Is it too much time? Appreciate your advise.
i have read that if you take the ave train madrid to toledo, you will need to take bus #5 or #6 to zocodover. how do i find the bus stop from the toledo ave station or is it very obvious? how do i know which direction of the bus to take? (i'm assuming there are 2 or more directions) also how much does it costs? do you need excact change?
Hi, There are six of us going to Toledo at the end of May and we're wondering where in Toledo would be the place to stay? We are all interested in history and we would like to stay outside into the early hours, have a good dinner, some beer and great talks. Some traditional Spanish music outside would be a bonus. What time in the morning can you be served drink until in Toledo? The reason I ask is that a hotel that I was looking at seems really good but it has no bar so if we book it we'd want to be able to stay out drinking somewhere else. Thanks
We are going on a cruise in December leaving from Malaga and have a couple of days to tour before. We would like to see some Jewish Historical sites and are deciding between Toledo and Girona. Please give recommenations and also what is the best way to travel there and how far away are they from Malaga.
Hi,I will be traveling with my 6 yr old son to Toledo in 2 weeks time. I hear that Toledo is hilly but best covered on foot. However, my son may get tired. Is public transport / taxi available to go to the main attractions ? Are the taxis very expensive ? Thanks
Thank you very much to rexvaughan, stevemt, Redang, DaveG0906, hawkhead and Homanded for your very quick and helpful replies to my posted question. I was pleased to see that you were all unanimous in your recommendation to do the Toledo trip on our own, rather than with a tour group. We will certainly follow your suggestion and had already started on gathering maps and information to help us with this visit.
My wife and I are going to Madrid in late April for a one week stay. We would like to take a day trip to Toledo with a reputable tour company. Does anyone have a recommendation for which tour/company to go with? Also, considering the time of the year for our trip, do we need to book the trip before arriving in Madrid or can we make the arrangements when we get to our hotel (in the center of the town; on the Puerta del Sol)? We are very excited about our upcoming vacation to Spain. Your responses would be greatly appreciated. Also, any other recommended day trips from Madrid, as well as any tips for our stay in Madrid, would be very welcome.
I am in Spain next month and was going to take a day trip down to Toledo but the only day I have to do it is on Sunday. Will most things be open on a Sunday? Thanks,
Hola, I'm coming with my family to Toledo for one night in few days time. Please advice: 1. Restaurants (budget) also where locals eat (or between Toledo and Avila). 2.Is there any skateboard place/park in Toledo? My 14 y.o. son doesn't care much about old buildings. 3. Where can I park my car for free if I am staying at Calla de Azacanes street? BTW; Are there huge differences beetween mozarabic and roman-catholic mass rite? When and where (the cathedra?) may I attend it? Thank you, Maciek
I'm wondering if it's possible to find a winery near Toledo that offers short tours & wine tasting (about 2-4 hours)? So far I have only found winery trips for whole day but unfortunately we're only staying one day and would like to see and experience as much as possible. Basically the idea is to visit a real winery and get to taste some of their own products, too. It doesn't necessarily have to be winery, it can be a wine cellar in the city, too, for as long as it real and authentic.
How do I get from the airport to the Atocha Train Station in Madrid to catch the train to Toledo? Will I need to make reservations ahead of time or can I purchase a ticket when I arrive in Madrid? Travel planned for February 22nd, 2012. Thanks in advance for help.
Hi. I am in Toledo for a few days and the sights I am interested in are scattered around the city. I have found mention and photos of a "tourist bus" that goes around the outer walls and is hop-on, hop-off. The city is not large, but walking is difficult, and we are not what we used to be :-) Does anyone know a site for this bus or, at least, where it stops? I am in the western part of the city, not far from San Juan de los Reyes. Thanks. Spencer
We are planning on going directly from Salamanca on July 2 to Toledo for 3 or 4 days. Does anyone know of a bus that goes there? I looked on Renfe and it appears you must change trains in madrid if I am reading the website correctly. Any direct way to get there? Any help or advice would be appreciated. (We are saving Madrid for the very end of our trip before we head back to the US) thanks in advance.
We will be staying in Toledo for four days in May, and I agree with previous posters who advise exploring the city on your own. However, on our first full day we will be joined by friends on a day-trip from Madrid, and they would prefer to have a guided tour if possible since their time will be limited. I have found day-trip tours FROM Madrid, but are there any tours that originate IN Toledo? Thanks. --Spencer
My husband and I are travelling to Spain in May. We are staying a few days in Madrid and then going to Toledo for 2 days. Then we are travelling to Sevilla and other parts of the South of Spain. We would like to know if we can travel by speed train from Toledo to Sevilla or do we have to go back to Madrid to get speed train to Sevilla. Elizabeth
We will be travelling from Madrid to Toledo (and back) in mid-January, and plan to catch the AVE. Do we need to pre-book the train tickets? We will want to catch the 15:30 train from Madrid to Toldeo, and return on the 10:25 back to Madrid a few days later. Thanks
Was there a specific store that you found good deals on souvenirs or was it easy to find reasonable prices at various stores in Toledo?
I am wondering if there is a train from Malaga to Toledo? Or does one have to change somewhere? Or does one have to go into Madrid? I am doing my best with the websites but seem to be able only to find Spanish versions, and my Spanish is not what it once was. So, I would be extremely grateful for any advice and/or help. I have found out that there is no direct bus, that a change is required in, I think, Cordoba. Rather do the trip by train.
Hi. I'm planning a trip in Spain with friends. We decided to stay two days in Toledo and we are looking for a good hotel now. I'm looking in the Travel Guides for an hour and I decided to ask for an advice. As I'd like to have special moments there I feel very attracted to Hilton hotel there. There were very nice pics at the site http://www.hilton.co.uk/toledo and i read very good reviews at http://www.virtualtourist.com/ But I wonder is it really worthy to stay there. Hilton Buenavista Toledo hotel has no rate on this website. Why is that so? I'll be very grateful if you help me with my choice.
Hi, We spent a day in Toledo during our recent trip to Spain. I bought a Damasqinado pendant and earrings. I lost one of the earrings last night. I have looked online and there is not much in the way of being able to buy. These have what appear to be Jewish stars on them - not birds. Any idea how I could replace these? I didn't pay a lot so it isn't the money but the memory. Thanks, Jo
I will be in Madrid over the Christmas holiday and would like to take the train out to Toledo for a day trip. If I went on Christmas, would everything be closed (except the churches)? Would it be smarter to head out there on the 26th for shopping, restaurants and other touristy stuff? Thanks so much for your advice!
I am traveling to Toledo in December. I am looking for some good Tapas and must see locations. Any suggestions?
Greeting all, One website I read indicates that many restaurants, shops, and museums (things of interest to tourists) are closed daily between the hours of 14:00 to 16:00. Although I'm aware of siesta (and it seems like a great idea to me!), I have difficulty believing that everything shuts down in the afternoon given the touristic orientation of Toledo. Can someone please illuminate? Many thanks.
Suppose I wanted to see the view as depicted in this photo: photography.nationalgeograph... which is basically the same as this view: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:T... I'll be in Toledo for one day without a car. I'd need to cross the river and I think I read somewhere that there are scenic overlooks. Is there a bus that goes that way? Does it stop at the scenic overlooks? How often does it stop there? Are there any better ways of doing this? Thank you very much in advance!
I have been to Toledo twice and love it there. I would like to return now that I am retired and live there for a year. What is the best way to find a nice clean, cheap room, studio,or small apartment for an extended stay?