7 Highlights of Toledo. History, legends + subterranean spaces

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on September 18, 2019

The original free tour. You will find the best way to get to know Toledo with us. We will provide you with all the necessary information about the city. Expert historians have chosen the best combination of monuments, stories and places to visit to make a unique experience. Our guides will show you this wonderful city! We have more than 5 years of experience and we love showing you the most special and beautiful places in the city!! We always have a great time! We want you to get the best impression of the city. The history of Toledo is incredible and the passage of time has left many anecdotes that I will tell you and that will leave you astonished. Our job is to guide the traveler through the places they would generally not pass, those that really transport you to a medieval Toledo.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Welcome to a Secret Toledo where you will discover the history of:

  •  🏰 Alcázar of Toledo

We will start in the imposing fortress that stands in the city of Toledo. We explain the history of the city and how this building was formed.

  •  🌁 Old city prison.

One of our favorite points is discovering what is hidden behind the prisons in Toledo. We will show you a 16th century Gothic building full of beautiful and mysterious details.

  •  ⛪️ Primate Cathedral

Spectacular cathedral filled with works of art both inside and out.
We will give the most important and relevant details, as it has a lot of history and is an essential stop.

  •  ⚔️ Swords and knives in Toledo.
  •  🕎 Jewish quarter

Most of the synagogues and buildings related to Jewish culture were located here.
You can locate yourself in this neighborhood thanks to several signs spread throughout the Jewish quarter! I will help you identify them and that way you will always know where you are.

  •  🏰 Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

A beautiful late Gothic-style building that was built to house the mausoleum of the Catholic kings. In it, you can see several gargoyles of different kinds, and each one of them hides a meaning.

  •  🥮 Marzipan: Typical sweet from Toledo
  •  🕌 SX Mosque

Spectacular mosque, one of the jewels in the crown that exudes unmatched charm. We cannot miss the mosque that has been preserved for more than 1000 years.

  •  🏛️ Roman baths.

(From Tuesday to Saturday) We will visit an underground area of ​​the city, where there are part of the structures, foundations, and decorations that formed a very important leisure area for the Roman civilization.

  •  💒 Church of the Jesuits.

The largest church in Toledo after the cathedral. Baroque style, you can climb the tower. It hides the most important collection of relics in Toledo. We will show you some of them.

Jews, Visigoths, Arabs, have dressed the streets of the city with art, history and a lot of mystery.

Discover the most beautiful streets of the city with this route!
We will also tell you the secrets of each one and see the places of worship that our ancestors left behind!

🗺️ At the end of the tour, the guide will give you a map and a flyer with recommendations about the price of each monument, how long do you take to visit it,
🏞️ also about beautiful panoramic views
🥘 and the typical food of the city with the best local restaurants!
🚂 If you come from Madrid to Toledo by train, we recommend walking to the meeting point from the train station.

🚶🏽You should look for the escalators (Escalators) which are just 5 minutes from the train station. This way you will avoid climbing hard slopes towards the old town.

Discover with us the most important monuments of the city, as well as mysteries and fun anecdotes about how the citizens of the Middle Ages lived.

Since Roman times, a multitude of towns made Toledo a prosperous and abundant place.

The free tour is created for individuals, couples, families and groups of up to 6 people.
If your group is more than 6 people, you would have to hire a private tour to obtain a quality tour.
If a group of more than 6 people is detected making several bookings, we reserve the right to reject said bookings.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Zocodover, 45001 Toledo, Spain
    Pl. de Zocodover, 45001 Toledo, Spain
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    You will see the guide, under a yellow umbrella including GuruWalk logo.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Zocodover Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Alcázar de Toledo
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Posada de la Santa Hermandad
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Toledo
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Judería de Toledo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sinagoga del Tránsito
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Paseo Virgen de Gracia
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de San Román
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de los Jesuitas (San Ildefonso)
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de San Vicente

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Joe Purnell 21 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
I think that the tour guide is what makes a tour great, more so than the route. In this case, both the route and guide were fantastic and I feel like I got a lot of value from the tour. It's definitely a good way to get a fast introduction to the town if, like me, you are just there for one day. I think it'd be a great introduction of you're staying overnight too.
Fred 21 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
It was an incredible tour of an amazing city. The tour guide’s knowledge of the history behind the city gives you an appreciation of all of Spain.
Robert 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Second Guru walk in Spain this month Valencia and now Toledo. Both good but Paula in Toledo was very good. Visiting Zaragoza on Monday… will def have a Guru Walk. The walks add depth to a visit.
Jan 13 Jun 2024

Carmen grew up in Toledo and it’s evident that she has a passion for her home place. She was easy to relate to and gave us many interesting facts about Toledo. She illustrated interesting facts about various places with explanatory pictures. She was conscious about everyone in the group and made sure that they could hear her. Great tour!.
Richelle 03 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Excellent tour! Great communication and very helpful tips. Loved it and would definitely recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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