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Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca

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Toledo, Spain: Highlights of Castile

More info about travel to Toledo: Toledo is so well-preserved and packed with cultural wonder that the entire city has been declared a national monument. It's an ideal place to savor the delights of Spain: cultural, historic and tasty.

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Madrid Day Trips: Segovia, Toledo, Avila & El Escorial

Visiting the Spanish Capital Madrid & Looking for Cool Towns to Visit Nearby? Here are our four favorite day trips from Madrid.
1. Segovia - the town with a Roman aqueduct, amazing cathedral and castle / alcazar makes for an easy 30 minute train ride or hour and a half bus ride from Madrid. Eat the suckling pig!
2. Toledo - the former capital of Spain and the seat of the Catholic church in Spain, Toledo offers cool streets to wander through, a great cathedral, a cool armaments museum & more.
3. El Escorial - the royal palace outside of Madrid is a cool way to see all the pomp and circumstance of the Spanish & European court.
4. Avila - this walled city let's you literally climb the walls and see a number of historic buildings such as their cathedral.

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TOLEDO travel video| Daytrip from Madrid by train

In this video you find a simple city guide to Toledo with a suggestion of top things to do. It can help you plan your trip to Toledo from Madrid.


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Join us for a tour of Toledo one of the most visited places in all of Spain!

We were completely amazed. Walking through the streets of this city made us feel that we had gone back to the Middle Ages when Toledo was the capital of Spain. It was one of the most important centres in Europe from the Gothic epoch until 1560 and its buildings stand tall to witness this period in time.

The architecture is really impressive with the main sights being the large fortress (alcázar) built by the monarchs, the vast and richly decorated cathedral, and the impressive archdiocesan palace built by the prelates of Toledo, primates of the Spanish church.

However, apart from the stunning infrastructure we also realized that there are so many souvenir shops in the city that also express the culture and identity of Toledo. They are filled with beautiful handmade products.

The city is surrounded by the River Tajo on three sides and two medieval walls on the fourth side.

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A Walk Around Toledo, Spain

Toledo (Spanish: is a city and municipality located in central Spain, it is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.

Toledo is known as the Imperial City for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the City of the Three Cultures, having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Toledo has a history in the production of bladed weapons, which are now popular souvenirs of the city.

People who were born or have lived in Toledo include Brunhilda of Austrasia, Al-Zarqali, Garcilaso de la Vega, Eleanor of Toledo, Alfonso X and El Greco. It was also the place of important historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo. As of 2015, the city has a population of 83,226 and an area of 232.1 km2 (89.6 sq mi).

Segovia, Spain: Architectural Beauty - Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide - Travel Bite

More info about travel to Spain: Segovia — a historic town of 55,000 with a rich history and a famous Roman aqueduct — is well worth a visit. Visitors interested in history and architecture can marvel at its ancient aqueduct, Romanesque churches, and old town square previously used for bullfights.

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A Day in Toledo, Spain

Spent the day wandering around Toledo, Spain. Visited the Alcazar military museum, enjoyed the views, and sampled some of the local food.

Episode 34

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Salamanca, Ávila, Segovia

Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain

City of Salamanca in Spain, birthplace to the first European university. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Convent of San Esteban, the New Cathedral, the Main Square.

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Welcome to Salamanca !

This video was film during my trip in Salamanca this summer.
The city center is really beautiful and the colors are amazing on sunset and sunrise !

Filmed by Charles Mure
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Filmed with Canon 100D, 50mm f1.8, Iphone 6S and Parrot Anafi

Places: - Salamanca
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Salamanca, Spain | travel guide HD

Salamanca is an amazing city in Spain. It's historical center is well preserved and very charming. We visited it only for one day, but we would totally stay longer to enjoy its pleasant atmosphere. This is our travel guide visiting its main monuments.

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Travel Salamanca, Spain - Plaza Mayor of Salamanca

Take a tour of Plaza Mayor of Salamanca in Spain -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

The city of Salamanca is home to one of the biggest plazas in Spain.

The Plaza Mayor is a large, open, baroque space in the center of the city.

A covered, arched walkway along the outside of the plaza provides shelter from the elements.

However, the usually lovely weather in Salamanca makes the open plaza the place to be.

From its completion in 1755 until the mid-1800s, Plaza Mayor was the scene of bullfights.

The four-story sandstone buildings surrounding the plaza usually see more relaxed gatherings these days.

The immense popularity of this plaza means that people are here until late at night.
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Toledo, Spain: The Art of El Greco

More info about travel to Toledo: No painter before or since has captured the mystery of the spiritual world like the painter El Greco. His unique style of painting developed in Toledo, Spain. Join Rick on a visit to the Santa Cruz Museum, which houses many of El Greco's 16th century-works.

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Salamanca Spain

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Salamanca is a city in western Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca, which belongs to the autonomous community of Castile and Leon (Castilla y León). The Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

It lies about 200 km west of Madrid and 100 km east of the Portuguese border. With a population around 160,000 it is the third most populated city in Castile and Leon, following Valladolid and Burgos.

Salamanca is known both for its monumental sights and the University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218 and is the oldest university in Spain and the fifth oldest western university. With its 30,000 students, the university is, together with tourism, the economic engine of the city. Salamanca is also known for the teaching of Spanish language in this field, Salamanca houses 16% of the offer available in Spain and is known to attract thousands of foreign students.

History

The city was founded in the pre-Ancient Rome period by the Vacceos, a Celtic tribe, as one of a pair of forts to defend their territory near the Duero river. In the third century BCE, Hannibal laid siege to the city. With the fall of the Carthaginians to the Romans, the city of Helmantica, as it was known, began to take more importance as a commercial hub in the Roman Hispania due to its favorable location. Salamanca lay on a Roman road, known as the Via de la Plata, which connected it with Emerita Augusta (present day Mérida to the south and Asturica Augusta (present-day Astorga) to the north. The Roman bridge dating to the first century, was a part of this road.

With the fall of the Roman Empire, the Alans established in Lusitania, and Salamanca was part of this region. Later the city was conquered by the Visigoths and included in their territory. The city was a already an episcopal see, and signatures of bishops of Salamanca are found in the Councils of Toledo

Salamanca surrendered to the Moors, led by Musa bin Nusair, in the year 712 CE. For years this area between the south of Duero River and the north of Tormes River, became the main battlefield against the Muslim invaders. The constant fighting of the Kingdom of León first, and the Kingdom of Castile and León later against the Caliphate depopulated Salamanca and reduced it to an unimportant settlement. After the battle of Simancas (939) the Christians resettled this area. After the capture of Toledo by Alfonso VI of Castile in 1085, the definitive resttlement of the city took place. Ramón de Borgoña, instructed by his father-in-law Alfonso VI of León, led a group of settlers of various origins in 1102.

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Road Trip! Madrid to Toledo, Spain

Road Trip! Madrid to Toledo, Spain
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Toledo, Spain: Magnificent Cathedral - Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide - Travel Bite

More info about travel to Toledo: Toledo, Spain’s leading Catholic city, has a magnificent cathedral. Shoehorned into the old center, its exterior rises brilliantly above the medieval clutter. And the interior — so lofty and vast — is celebrated as the most Gothic of Spain’s churches and the most Spanish of Gothic churches.

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Toledo, Spain Ancient Jewish Quarter and Synagogue


Jews lived in this quarter throughout the Middle Ages, and its community became the most populous and rich in the Kingdom of Castile in the 12th and 13th centuries. The synagogue still remains in the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter in a city where Christians, Muslims and Jews peacefully co-existed.

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