This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
From Madrid I took the train to Toledo. Toledo is completely soaked, steeped, saturated in history, and as such is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was a fortified city under the Romans, and then was the capital of the Kingdom of the Visigoths. During the period of moorish rule many beautiful mosques were built. After the reconquista these were converted to Christian churches, but a lot of the beautiful moorish architecture remains. Toledo is called the city of three cultures, due to the Islamic, Christian and also long history of Jewish heritage in the city.
Wandering around the winding medieval streets of Toledo is an experience in itself. It's kind of interesting to see medieval doors with letterboxes and cobbled carparks, well, particularly for someone like me from the new world where most of our buildings were built quite recently.
Toledo Cathedral is considered one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the high Gothic style in Spain. It was started in 1226 built from white limestone from quarries near Toledo.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!