This Toledo half day private Van Tour from Madrid is listed among best day trips from Madrid.It will be an unique experience.
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- A Stroll in off the beaten path Toledo
- The Cathedral of Toledo
- The Sephardic Museum of Toledo
- The Burial of the Count of Orgaz
- An instructive and entertaining lecture on Toledo’s History
Madrid Museum Tours founder and licensed guide, Mr. Hernan A. Satt, will pick you up at your hotel and take you to one of the most recommendable Madrid Day Tours : A private tour to Toledo, 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 Reconquest, Toledo fell however in disgrace with the first two Habsburg Kings. Through a Royal decree by King Philip II, Madrid will become a kind of new Capital of Spain.
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.
The Stroll segment goes through the Old Toledo winding streets, dotted with palaces, and convents.
It will follow a private tour through the impressive Toledo’s 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.
Mr. Hernan Satt will describe down to the smallest detail Toledo’s Gothic Cathedral, so that you can bring home an unforgettable memory, not only of the history of the Cathedral of Toledo, but also of its countless treasures.Our private tour continues in The Sephardic Museum of Toledo, where Mr. Hernan Satt will explain to you the important role that Sephardics assumed in the history of Toledo and rest of Spain. Mr. Satt’s description will awake in your imagination the immeasurable beauty of the building, that was at its begin the Transit Synagogue and today the Sephardic Museum of Toledo.
Last guided visit, before returning to Madrid, will be a private tour through the mysteries and secrets of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz considered, without any doubt, El Greco’s masterpiece.
We hope that after our introduction you understand why our Toledo half day private Van Tour from Madrid is among best day trips from Madrid.