Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral)

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Calle Cardenal Cisneros 1, Toledo, Spain
Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) - Impaired view from the tower - the Alcázar seen from Toledo Cathedral
Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) - Chapter House with portraits of archbishops, Toledo
Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) - Chapter House with portraits of archbishops, Toledo
Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) - Cathedral Interior, Toledo
Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) - Baroque art and light effects, Toledo Cathedral
Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) - Toledo Cathedral

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Catedral Santa Maria (St. Mary's Cathedral) Jun 14, 2016
This huge Cathedral merges Gothic Architecture with Baroque interior and is regarded as the main sight in Toledo. It stands on the site of a former mosque and it is said that there was an even older church before, though that has never been proven. Construction took place between 1226 and 1493 and shows Gothic as well of traces of Mudejar (Moorish-style Spanish architecture). The interior has a lot of sculptures and paintings, noteworthy is the Baroque installation covering walls and ceiling behind the choir. There is also an art gallery close to the chapter house which contains some El Grecos. The audioguide (see below) will point you to the most interesting places.

Visiting the tower is possible. Once you buy a ticket for it, yo will be allocated a time slot, meeting point is next to St. Blaise's Chapel. The tower is mainly interesting for the way up as well as the collection of bells. If you want to climb the tower to get a great view over the city, you will be disappointed. Up in the tower, the view is impaired by the structures of the carillon as well as fences. Go to the tower of the Jesuit Church instead – you will be surprised.

Entry Fee is 8 EUR (11 EUR if you want to visit the tower), audioguide (including Spanish, English, Italian, German and a couple of other languages) is included in the price. There is also a Cathedral museum which shows its treasury. At the time of my visit however, it was only available on Sunday. Plan around 1 ½ hours for a visit, including the tower. However, if you are interested in all the details, you can easily spend three hours here.
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