TOLEDO, SPAIN. This amazing Gothic styled Cathedral should not be missed if you are in Toledo. It was built in 1226 and modeled off of the Bourges Cathedral. King Ferdinand 3 ordered this Cathedral to be built on a former mosque, which was first built on a Visigoth church. Queen Isabella 1 and King Ferdinand 2 (the Catholic Monarchs) later added to the Cathedral in 1493.
It is easy to feel small when walking through. The grandness and attention to detail is breathtaking, with beautiful architecture and art. The ceilings are rich in design and their variance makes you feel like you are visiting many different places.
El Transparente is a skylight built behind the high alter. The skylight is surrounded by sculptures and paintings, creating a breathtaking art experience. This unique display is only one of the delights in this huge Cathedral.
The Monstrance of Arfe is also displayed in this Cathedral. This object is a Gothic temple made from silver, gold, and gems, and is ten feet tall. The architecture of the building along with the attention to details and objects in the building make you understand why this object is so important and valuable.
This Cathedral cannot be missed, and can take hours to walk through if you plan to admire all the artwork contained inside.
Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo
C/ Cardenal Cisneros, 1
Tel. +34 925 222 241
Directions: From Renfe Train Station or the Bus Station- City Buses, Line 5 to Plaza Zacodover Square
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Sun: 2 pm – 6 pm