And we are both very happy we did. What an amazing city!
The place we are staying we booked on AirBnB.com, another absolute winner, it overlooks the river and is an easy walk to anywhere we wanted to go. Our hosts, Heidi and Chiqui have been fabulous, and Heidi's lovely mother from Austria even invited us to visit her and her husband while we are in Austria!
We've spent a lot of time wandering and just taking in the city. It's got a very rich history (I'll let you read up on wikipedia for more info), beautiful architecture, and crazy mazed streets (to confuse any would-be attackers back in the day and get them all turned around!)
We bought mazapan (a sweet made by nuns), browsed damascene jewelry, and checked out the swords that Toledo is known for! Check out the city and our experience through the photos below.
|A small park near "our" home|
|A walk by the river|
|Spring beginning in Toledo: the monastery in the background|
|The narrow, maze-like streets|
|On another of the bridges over the river|
|Plaza Zocodover and the keyhole arch|
|The city and the river|
|I'm in love with all the arches|
|A close up of the monastery|
|Overlooking the city|
|Sunset over the city|
|Many interesting doors and knockers|
|The cathedral on the right|
|The cathedral at night|