The proximity to Madrid makes Toledo a favorable place for real estate investors. It is one of the most visited cities in Europe. The 16th century capital of Spain is a perfect blend of varied cultures. Moorish-Mudejar-Jewish buildings, such as the Transito and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogues coexist with Gothic structures, of a splendid cathedral and Renaissance buildings through the labyrinthine streets. The city is situated on the banks of River Tagus.
The city offers warm and sunny summer and spring with the temperature going as high as 31°C. The sunny warmth makes real estate a very lucrative offer. Autumns are generally pleasant and the winters are sunny, with the evenings being quite cold with the temperature dipping to 2°C.
The popular painter El Greco spent his life here and his paintings depict the life in Toledo. One of his greatest paintings Burial of the Count of Orgaz is exhibited in the Church of Santo Tomé.Many of his works are also exposed in the house where he was living, Casa y Museo del Greco.
The main attractions of the town are the cathedral and the El Alcazar (The Alcazar) fort, constructed 1000 years ago. The Museo de Santa Cruz (Holy Cross Museum) houses famous paintings and the Museo de Taller del Moro (The Taller del Moro Museum) exhibits important documents on the construction of the cathedral. The steel swords are famous all over the world.
The staircase of Covarrubias, the Plateresque façade, and the courtyard are the other high points of architectural importance. The churches of Santo Domingo el Antiguo and San José and the town-gate Puerta Nueva de la Bisagra are the feasts of Renaissance architecture.
The high point of cultural exhibitions is the town’s festivities. In the procession of Corpus Christi, the silver and gold monstrance are carried around the city. The holy week festivities are celebrated either in March or April with masked processions through the city of Toledo.
The city is connected to the world through Madrid airport. It has a well-developed bus travel system and also has a railway station for trains.
No description of Toledo is complete without the special mention of its world-class Queso Manchego, and Marzipan cheese. The former is often prepared with ewe’s milk. Top on the Toledo’s cuisine is the stuffed Quail and other preparations of Quail and lamb. Toledo, a town with so much to offer, is another beautiful feather in the crown of Spain.