Squares

Plaza de Zocodover

The heart of downtown Toledo and the city life, this is a reference point for both tourists and for Toledano. The square has witnessed all times and peoples who settled in the city. The Romans occupied the area as the defensive wall for the sole gateway to the city then in the Arc de Blood and the Arabs became the "market beasts", which is the actual meaning of his name.

There have been held bullfights, executions of the Inquisition, fair and all kinds of disputes to become now a vital center of the capital of Castilla-La Mancha, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops and be a place of forced stay for the visitor.

Plaza de Santa Teresa de Jesús

Hidden behind the walls that give the Walk Recaredo and a few metres from the Puerta del Cambron is a small landscaped area that governs the figure of Santa Teresa de Jesus, flanked by an old house and the Convent of San Jose, dating from the half of the sixteenth century, the Discalced Carmelites, which was the order of its founder and still residing in which some nuns.

Plaza de Santa Clara

In this square, located on the verge of sheds Real de Santo Domingo and Santa Clara, rose the monastery of the same name, with a portico on pillars, and the former palace of the Marquis de Malpica, a typical Renaissance building that toledano retains its lookout tower and which has now been converted into administrative building of the Ministry of Public Works.

Plaza de Santa Isabel

A few metres from the Town Hall Square is at this corner that will give the Gothic home of the Convent of Santa Isabel de los Reyes, founded in 1477 from two different palaces, both of the fourteenth century Mudejar and the parish of St. Mozarabic Antolín. Inside the convent preserves abundant samples of Mudejar civilian.

Plaza del Pozo Amargo

From the Lions Gate of the Cathedral or from the town hall can be reached this small plaza that houses an old pit that gives its name to it. It develops one of the most famous legends of Toledo, in which a Jewish couple in their waters turned bitter with their tears when knowing that his father killed his lover Christian.

Plaza de San Cipriano

From its highest point you can see some nice views of the rooftops of the Old and Historic Church of St. Cyprian, whose origins date back to twelfth century, although the Middle Ages only preserves the tower because it was totally rebuilt in the seventeenth century.

Plaza de las Capuchinas

In this square is the Convento de la Purisima Concepcion, which departs from the impressive height of the expiry of Christ during Holy Week, beginning at 3 o'clock in the morning of Good Friday, known in the procession of Silence. This is a small square, cozy and hidden to the passage of vehicles through its staggered access, perfect for rest and contemplate.

Plaza de Santo Domingo el Real

This square, dedicated to the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and shot several times by the filmmaker Luis Buñuel, home to the Convent of Santo Domingo Royal, the sixteenth century and whose portico, Renaissance and settled on four slender columns, is now crate to improve conservation.

Plaza de Barrio Nuevo

It is said that it was based on the ancient Jewish market. This aspect of modern plaza within the neighborhood of La Juderia Toledano coined its present name after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. Currently, it is a good place to rest on their way to stone benches among the many monuments and streets of the neighborhood offers visitors the Jewish quarter.

Plaza del Padre Juan de Mariana

This square has a small park whose foot stands the building of the Church of San Ildefonso and one of its side streets closer to the city, the Callejon de Orates, and whose backs were drawn in the sky the top the tower of the Cathedral.

Plaza de San Vicente

Way of the Cathedral Alfileritos from the street and next to the Palacio de Lorenzana, current headquarters university, is this square that takes its name from the church of Saint Vincent Mudejar, erected in honor of the reconquest of the city on May 25, 1085 . It stresses that its apse in Toledo is known as the Cubillo of Saint Vincent.

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