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Synagogues, mosques and churches make their way into the narrow streets in Toledo, featured by a mixture of artistic styles. Good mozarabic (Christians who lived during Muslim reign) examples are San Sebastián and Santa Eulalia churches, while Mudejars left in Toledo a richly decorated Arabian style.

Horseshoe arches, foliated windows and other architectural elements can be appreciated in numerous constructions in Toledo. Santiago del Arrabal is one perfect example of this style in Toledo, which has made this city to be also known as the Mudejar Cathedral.

Its construction origin is unknown, though it was probably in the times of king Alfonso VI when this temple was built taking advantage of an old mosque. From its primitive structure, a tower stands out reminding a Muslim minaret.


If there's a name that defines Toledo is, precisely, El Greco. Its Home-Museum, an adapted palace, shows some of this artist's best works that gave worldwide fame to Toledo. 

Toledo still has very well preserved traces of the Hebrew community in Santa María la Blanca or Tránsito synagogues. The first one, probably erected in the 12th century, is also a good sample of Mudejar art in Toledo. On the other side, in Tránsito synagogue, built in 1357, you can admire one of the best Mudejar coffered ceilings of all those preserved in Toledo and some richly decorated walls with Hebrew inscriptions.

Nowadays, this Jewish temple houses the Sefardí Museum, in which you can see an interesting work of arts collection, as well as many items used for celebrating their worships. Gothic can be seen in Saint Martin's bridge, featured by its two defensive towers, and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. A Renaissance mark in Toledo is Tavera hospital, made into a museum treasuring paintings of El Greco, Ribera or Tiziano, among others. In baroque style there are the palaces of Lorenzana and Fuensalida. For its part, Alcázar, of medieval origin, dominates the whole city with its powerful image and it contains a military museum and one of the biggest libraries in Spain. The most important festivity in Toledo's calendar is, celebrated nine weeks after Holy Week. This festivity, from centuries ago has a very mass and colourful procession along the historical heart of Toledo

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