This Toledo half day private Van Tour from Madrid is listed among best day trips from Madrid and it is customized to the specific needs of christian, jewish or agnostic travelers .
Madrid Museum Tours director and licensed guide, Mr. Hernan A. Satt, will pick you up at your hotel and drive you in private Van to the city of Toledo, considered during more than 300 years the Universal Capital of Tolerance.
Indeed, it is argued that from 711 to 1085 the spirit of tolerance which presided the occupation of the city by several Moorish civilizations allowed for a peaceful coexistence between Christians, Jews and Muslims characterized by respect and peace. Toledo was founded by the Romans, about 200 years before Christ, and in the 6th century AD was designated capital of Visigothic Spain. It was also the capital of Moorish Spain and after the Christian Reconquista, Toledo fell however in disgrace and was replaced by the first two Habsburg kings for Madrid as the capital of the Spanish kingdom. Nevertheless, Toledo is nowadays the thriving capital of the Castilla La Mancha region. The entire city, situated on a crossroads in central Spain as it were, can be considered a monument to artistic achievement from the Romans to the Renaissance. Our private tour will start by enjoying spectacular views of this ancient World Heritage Site. We will continue with a relaxing walk through the city’s winding streets, dotted with palaces and convents.
Finally, we will finish our visit to Toledo with a Private Tour to the impressive Gothic Cathedral which Diocese surpasses the province of Toledo in extension. The Cathedral of Toledo, consecrated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the Holy Eucharist is the second biggest of Spain ( 8611 square yards, 5 naves, 88 columns, 72 vaults, 10 organs and a 92 meters spectacular Flemish Tower ) and has the most amazing, varied and richest collection of art from all the cathedrals in Spain, that the official guide of Madrid Museum Tours will describe down to the smallest detail, so that you can take home an unforgettable memory, not only of the history of the Cathedral, but also of its countless treasures.
The private tour continues in The Sephardic Museum where our licensed guide will talk to you about the important role that Sephardics assumed in the history of Toledo and will awaken in your imagination the immeasurable beauty of the building that was the Transit Synagogue and today the Sephardic Museum. Last visit will a private tour through the mysteries and secrets of The Burial of Count Orgaz considered, without any doubt, El Greco’s masterpiece.