Toledo, Spain

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

City Walls of Toledo


Scenes in Toledo

Views of Toledo and the countryside from the Alcazar
Above: central Spain is Don Quixote (left) and Sancho (right) country.
Holy Toledo! How do they drive here?

The Alcazar

The Alcazar of Toledo was beseiged for three months during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Although Toledo had little military significance, the Alcazar became a propaganda symbol to both sides and both sides invested resources in the siege that they could have used elsewhere. The building was nearly demolished in the siege.

The Cathedral

El Transparente, an unusual skylight over the altar.

The Old Synagogue Area

Views of Toledo

Distant view of the Alcazar

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 31 May 2020