After Zaragoza we headed to Madrid but the place was an absolure nightmare so we proceeded to Toledo instead.
Autovia Mudéjar Viaduct, Carretera de Alicante a Francia por Zaragoza, Paniza, Aragón, Spain
The Puerta Baja is one of the most imposing monumental entrances in the entire country. Great in the entire extension of the term, it has huge towers flanking a vast arch of unequaled width and that makes sense to give way to the waters of storms that periodically hover over the city.
The Gate was originally, perhaps in the 13th century, a simple arch defended by a tower. In the fourteenth century the entrance was modified, raising a simple tower with pointed openings (it is the inner half of the tower on the left seen from inside the enclosure).
In the XV century, around 1451, the two towers that flank the arch were erected; in a case, the left tower, adding a body to the existing one, in the one in the tower on the right, always seen from the inside, building it on a new floor; the two towers were crowned with staggered merlons. At this time the central body of the door was modified, opening a gallery of arches. Already in the 16th century the access arch was lowered and the imperial shield of Carlos V was placed
It was rehabilitated between 1987 and 1988 by the Daroca Workshop School to locate the Darocenses Studies Center.
Built in 1638 to enhance the town gate.
The castle was inhabited uninterruptedly from the 12th century to the mid-19th century.It originated as a Moorish fortress (10th-11th century), built over a pre-existing Celtiberian castle. The fortress was used as residence of the lords of the taifa of Molina. El Cid resided here when he was exiled from Castile. In 1129 it was conquered from the Moors by Alfonso I of Aragon.
Parque de La Vega, Calle Cardenal Tavera, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
The park dates to medieval times and has always been used for all kinds of social events, including mass prayers.
The traditional rersidence and warehouse for the park guardian. Built in late 19th century.
A musician and composer
The longest river on the Iberian Peninsula at over 1000 km
Constructed in the 10th century, in the time of the Moorish Taifa of Toledo in Islamic Al-Andalus. It is also called ‘Bisagra Antigua’ to distinguish it from the Puerta de Bisagra Nueva which was built in 1559. The gate was the main entrance to the city and dates from the Moorish period.
Old City Walls, Calle de Alfonso VI, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
aka; Parroquia de Santiago el Mayor
Santiago del Arrabal is a church in Toledo, Spain, built in 1245–48, at the orders of Sancho II, on the site of an earlier building, possibly a mosque.Many characteristics of Islamic architecture, such as the horseshoe arch, have remained in the present building which is built in the Mudéjar style.
Puerta del Sol, Calle Carretas, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Built in the late 14th century by the Knights Hospitaller.
Diputación Provincial de Toledo, Subida de la Granja, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Diputación Provincial de Toledo – Provincial Council of Toledo