Top Ten Spain Classic Adventures

Hike El Greco's Toledo
By Miles Roddis
Greek Love: Hoof it around the city that inspired El Greco (TURESPANA)

If you've ever seen an El Greco painting, you're already familiar with the painter's vision of this gorgeous town. Set on a rocky mound surrounded on three sides by a deep gorge cut by the Rio Tajo, Toledo is packed with churches, synagogues, mosques, and museums. The setting makes for incredible views once you get outside, and the desolate landscape around town makes for some great walking. Take the Carreta de Circunvalacion along the south bank of the Tajo, a walk between medieval bridges that takes about an hour. Or hike up the hill above the westerly bridge of San Martin for an even better view.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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