Best Areas to Stay in Toledo, Spain

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Where to stay in Toledo – A guide to the “City of Three Cultures”

Toledo is the capital and third most important city of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha.

Located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, 67 km south of Madrid and next to the Tagus River, Toledo is famous for its beautiful and well-preserved historic centre, its imposing alcázar (fortress) and its Roman, Medieval, Sephardic and Mudejar monuments.

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The unique and rich history of the Castilla-La Mancha capital, which involved Celtiberian, Roman, Visigoth, Muslim, Jewish and Christian peoples, make this enclave a true cultural mosaic.

During the Visigothic kingdoms era, the subsequent Arab conquest and until 1492, Toledo lived a period of flourishing in the cultural, scientific and literary fields. During this time, citizens (belonging to the three main religions of the Iberian Peninsula, Christians, Muslims and Jews) lived together in (relative) harmony.

This fact, virtually unprecedented in Europe, originated one of the nicknames of Toledo; the “City of Three Cultures“.

Its great importance in medieval times and the cultural exchange of its inhabitants left an important architectural heritage visible until today.

Toledo is located less than half an hour by high-speed train from Madrid, which means that a large number of its visitors come on a day-trip, which is a pity because Toledo has much to offer for longer stays.

The best time to visit Toledo is during the spring and fall. Summers here are extremely hot and the winters can get too cold and snowy.

Being a hilly city with narrow medieval streets means the main means of transport in Toledo is walking, so we recommend comfortable footwear and a bottle of water, as the slopes and cobbled streets are everywhere in its historical Centre.

As for the best areas to stay in Toledo, nothing can beat your spectacular Old Town and its museums, churches, synagogues and mosques. See accommodation in Toledo’s Centro Histórico.

This is a guide with the best areas to stay in Toledo, Spain.

Best Areas to Stay in Toledo, Spain

1. Nuestra zona favorita: Jewish Quarter & West Walled City

The Jewish Quarter of Toledo, is undoubtedly one of the most charming neighbourhoods in the city.

This area is located to the west of the old medieval town and it contains the city’s main Sephardic (Spanish Jew) monuments.

Unlike other European Jewish neighbourhoods, Jews in Toledo were not forced to live in a specific neighbourhood, however, it was around this area where most had their residences, places of worship and businesses.

The main Sephardic monuments in this area include the splendid synagogue Santa María la Blanca, the Sephardic Museum of Toledo (located in the former Synagogue of Transit) or the Casa del Judío museum.

Toledo’s Jewish Quarter also contains some of the most emblematic attractions in town, including the Gothic Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, the Church of Santo Tomé, the Casa del Greco Museum and the Taller del Moro Museum.

The nearby Puerta del Cambrión, former access to the walled city, connects with the city’s west side, San Martín bridge and Toledo’s cigarrales, formerly recreational villas, many of which they are currently restaurants and luxury hotels.

The Jewish quarter and the west of the old centre are excellent areas to stay in Toledo thanks to its multitude of cultural monuments.

Where to stay in Toledo, Spain - Jewish Quarter

Where to stay in Toledo, Spain – Jewish Quarter

Accommodation in Toledo Jewish Quarter - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Toledo Jewish Quarter – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Por qué es una zona recomendable donde alojarse en Toledo:

  • Medieval quarter
  • Museo del Greco
  • Sinagoga de Santa María la Blanca
  • Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes
  • Very centrally located
  • Shopping streets and restaurants

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Sercotel Alfonso VI

The Alfonso VI is a traditional hotel located in the historic centre of Toledo, opposite the Alcazar and 300 meters from the Cathedral. It has rooms with air conditioning and views of the city.

from €64
Budget

Eurico

Eurico Hotel is located in the historic centre of Toledo, surrounded by medieval and steep streets, and just 50 meters from the cathedral. The rooms have air conditioning, free internet access and satellite TV. Almost all offer views of the cathedral.

from €44
Luxury

Eugenia de Montijo, Autograph Collection

This former palace of the Empress Eugenia de Montijo offers elegant and comfortable accommodation in the heart of Toledo, 200 meters from the cathedral. Free WiFi is available. Access to the spa comes at an additional cost.

from €109

 

 

 

2. Around the Alcázar

The Alcázar de Toledo and its surrounding area is another of the best areas to stay within the walled city of Toledo.

Located on the highest hill in the city, the Alcázar building is one of the most representative and photogenic landmarks in the city.

This imposing and robust fortress occupies the place where once stood a Roman palace and a Moor castle. Currently, it houses the Army Museum (Museo del Ejército) and the Public Library of Castilla-La Mancha.

In the vicinity of the fortress you can find Zocodover, Toledo’s main square and public transport hub.

A little further to the west is the splendid Cathedral of Toledo, which, with its impressive bell tower, is considered the masterpiece of Gothic architecture in Spain.

Other attractions in the area include several Roman remains, the sober Cristo de la Luz Mosque, the Holy Cross Museum, the Puerta del Sol and the Alcántara bridge.

For business travelers, Toledo Convention Centre “El Greco” is also in this area.

Where to stay in Toledo - Near the Alcázar

Where to stay in Toledo – Near the Alcázar

Accommodation near the del Alcázar - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation near the del Alcázar – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Por qué es una zona recomendable donde alojarse en Toledo:

  • Very centrally located
  • Best area for business travellers
  • Alcázar of Toledo
  • Cathedral
  • Cristo de la Cruz Mosque
  • Toledo’s Convention Centre

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Sercotel Alfonso VI

The Alfonso VI is a traditional hotel located in the historic centre of Toledo, opposite the Alcazar and 300 meters from the Cathedral. It has rooms with air conditioning and views of the city.

from €64
Budget

Agapo Home

Agapo Home in Toledo, located 2.2 km from the Seminario, offers a range of services, such as a terrace. The property is 300 meters from Puerta del Sol de Toledo. The property is 1.8 km from El Greco House-Museum and 2.5 km from Toledo city center.

from €39
Luxury

Hotel Boutique Adolfo

Hotel Boutique Adolfo offers free WiFi, a concierge service and a tour desk in Toledo, 700 meters from the Seminar. The hotel has a terrace and restaurant and enjoys a privileged location in the center of Toledo, 200 meters from the Puerta del Sol in Toledo.

from €139

 

 

 

3. Central-North District

North of Toledo’s old walls are some modern neighbourhoods, product of the expansion of Toledo over the centuries. This huge district holds, among others, the areas of San Antón, Santa Teresa, Reconquista or Circo Romano.

The north of Toledo is characterized by being quieter and more residential than the Historic Centre.

As expected, the southern area of ​​the district, which borders the Historic Centre, is older and the streets get wider and the buildings more modern as you move north.

Although the north of the city does not have the same charm as the old town, this district is home to some secondary attractions, such as the Roman Circus, the Talavera Hospital, Toledo’s bullring and the largest parks in the city; namely Tres Culturas and Crucero.

On the other hand, having a better road infrastructure than the Historic Centre, the North-Central district also boasts several bus lines that connect it to Zocodover square.

Best areas to stay in Toledo - Distrito Norte

Best areas to stay in Toledo – Distrito Norte

Accommodation in Toledo Norte - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Toledo Norte – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Por qué es una zona recomendable donde alojarse en Toledo:

  • Roman Circus
  • Residential area
  • Connected by bus

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Hostal Madrid

    Featuring free WiFi, Hostal Madrid I is located in Toledo, 3 km from Seminario. This property is within walking distance of places of interest such as the Toledo bullring, Puerta de Bisagra and Plaza de Zocodover. The accommodation offers room service, a tour desk and luggage storage.

    from €44
 

 

 

4. Near Toledo Train Station (AVE)

Toledo Train Station is located east of the Historic Centre, near the Alcantara bridge and the Santa Bárbara neighbourhood.

This beautiful neo-Mudejar style station dates from the early twentieth century and is considered one of the most beautiful in Spain.

From here you can get, in less than half an hour, to Atocha station, right in the centre of Madrid, thanks to the frequent high-speed trains connecting Toledo capital to the Spanish capital.

For this reason, staying near Toledo Train Station is an excellent option, particularly if you are travelling around Spain and need to access the connections that Atocha offers in order to travel to the rest of the country.

Because it is close to the Palacio de Congresos de Toledo, staying near the AVE station is also an excellent alternative for business travellers to the city.

The best part is that the train station also has bus connections to Zocodover square and, if you prefer to walk, you can reach the Centro Histórico in about 20 minutes on foot.

Best areas to stay in Toledo, Spain - Near the AVE station

Best areas to stay in Toledo, Spain – Near the AVE station

Accommodation near Toledo Train Station - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation near Toledo Train Station – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Hotel Zentral Mayoral

    212/5000
    Hotel Zentral Mayoral is located in the center of Toledo, opposite the bus terminal, 200 meters from Puerta de Bisagra and a 2-minute walk from the escalators leading to Plaza Zocodover.

    from €49
 

 

 

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