If you are thinking of visiting the City of the Three Cultures, take note of the following advice which will make your stay in Toledo easier.
1. Comfortable shoes
When doing sightseeing it is always advisable to wear comfortable shoes that allow us to take long walks to get to know a new city, but this recommendation becomes almost an obligation in Toledo. Its magical streets are cobbled so that walking with high heels becomes a “mission impossible.”
2. Plan your trip
Although Toledo may seem like a small city, its wealth of monuments, history, and leisure activities is immense. With so much to see and do, every second counts. The Primary Cathedral, the Alcázar, the countless churches, museums, mosques, synagogues…
In order to make the most of your visit to the city, Destino Toledo offers the most complete guided tours so that you can see every magical nook and cranny.
Furthermore, the choice of cultural and leisure time activities in Toledo is continually growing: The Urban Zipline “Fly Toledo,” tasting wines from the best wineries of the region, such as EnoDiffusion, the Time Capsule show . . . all of which can be combined with a guided tour at the best prices.
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3. To avoid getting lost …
Toledo is famous for its labyrinthine streets, where even Toledans can get lost easily; that’s why it is good idea to have a city map in your hand at all times. You can ask for one where you are staying or at any of the Tourist Offices, such as the House of Maps on Zocodover Square.
There are also apps for smart phones and tablets that can very useful with GPS, for example, Be Your Guide Toledo.
4. The Old Town of Toledo, pedestrian area
If you come by car, you should be aware that most of the Old Town is a pedestrian area, so you cannot access several streets with your vehicle. These streets are only open to residents. There isn’t much public parking inside the city walls, most space is allocated to O.R.A. (parking meters) or is exclusively for residents. Besides, some Toledo streets can surprise you by suddenly becoming very narrow and trapping your car.
But don’t despair! There are several alternatives if you come to Toledo in your car. There are a few private parking lots in the Old Town, where you can leave your vehicle for approximately 13-16 euros a day. You can also find free parking lots like the one across from the Bus Station. From there you can reach the Old Town by taking a walk to the escalator.
If you are coming with luggage, we recommend you ask your hotel beforehand for information about accessing, since it is possible to gain access to the hotel in order to leave suitcases and avoid a walk carrying your luggage.
5. Toledo during its “Great Days”
Toledo has two major holiday periods: Easter Week and Corpus Christi. If you want to see the city in its best dress, undoubtedly these are the best times, but at the same time the most crowded. Therefore, make your reservations for lodging, tours and activities as far ahead as possible.
6. Important telephone numbers:
The following is a list of telephone numbers that may be useful:
- Municipal Tourist Office: +34 925 23 91 21
- Provincial Tourist Office: +34 925 24 82 32
- Toledo City Hall: +34 925 26 97 00
- Radiotaxi: 925 25 50 50 / 925 22 70 70
- City buses: Information on lines +34 900 50 68 48
- R.E.N.F.E .(railroad): + 34 925 22 30 99 / +34 902 24 02 02
- Bus Station: +34 925 21 58 50
- Emergencies: 112
- Ambulances: +34 925 22 15 22
- Local Police: 092 / 925 25 04 12
- National Police: 091/ 925 28 85 00
- Guardia Civil: 062 / +34 925 22 59 00