Toledo Travel Blog› entry 11 of 19 › view all entries
Our trip from Madrid to Toledo took us about and hour and a half from Hotel to destination and was very cheap. We had to take the Metro to the RENFE train station, the train to the bus station and the bus to Toledo, but the cost made it worth it. The Metro and RENFE Train were 1 Euro each, and the bus was 4.50 Euro -- a real bargain! Our hotel, the Eurostar, is in the newer part of Toledo, situated on a hill overlooking the old part of Toledo with some very good views. Our rooms are modern and very clean and comfortable with hardwood floors, twin beds, a good shower and wireless internet. What more could you want?
After we checked in and unpacked a few things, we walked to the older part of Toledo.
The square was very busy with preparations in full swing for Easter.
We did find an interesting statue that we each tried to imitate as can been seen in the pictures. I think Scottie did the best job of capturing the moment. We also found a couple of other fun spots to take a picture of Scottie -- in front of a call center (he manages a call center back in Texas) and in front of Murphy's Irish Pub (his last name is Murphy).
We went back to the hotel around 7 to rest and clean up for dinner. The sunset was beautiful -- wish I would have had a glass of wine to sip as I watched it sink below the horizon.
We had dinner reservations at 9 at a restaurant called El Cason de Lopez de Toledo back in the old part of town -- and tried to get over there a bit earlier to have a drink at the Taberna del Gallo (just because of the name, LOL), but we were later than expected due to traffic that evening. The restaurant was really beautiful -- filled with antiques and lot of separate rooms to dine at. Jessica and I had sopa de ajo for our starter, and the presentation was amazing. They brought out a bowl for each of us, and each bowl had an egg yolk in the middle with some spices.