Intercultural

Breathtaking Views of Toledo, Spain

Clarissa Fisher is a student at the University of Kentucky and an ISA Photo Blogger. She is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sevilla, Spain.

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Toledo, the ancient Spanish city that captures many hearts. With it’s quiet yet mysterious winding streets, alluring shops that sell local treasures and undeniably delicious cuisine, it’s no wonder why so many people are captivated by its unique beauty.

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The first stop on the Toledo excursion did not disappoint. Once we got off of the bus, we were greeted with an amazing view of the city filled with history and surprises. The sky was incredibly blue which looked gorgeous against the natural tones of the city of Toledo.

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After enjoying the view of the city, we started our walking tour. Toledo isn’t a big city, nor is it small. It is the perfect size, where you feel at home but you can still wander, get lost and stumble upon something new.

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We got some time during our walking tour to explore the city a little bit on our own. While walking around, I stumbled across many beautiful home decorations. In particular, decorative plates were very popular. They were hung beautifully on black wire outside of the shop or set up on display on tables.

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Another thing that you can’t help but notice while waking around the beautiful streets of Toledo is the unique architecture. Toledo has a certain charm that you cannot find any where else. The buildings seem to carry deep stories from it’s many tenants from the past. The gorgeous balconies, hanging flowerpots, pops of color and pretty tile work, make for a lovely walk.

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One of my favorite things that I saw on this excursion was the Cathedral. Immediately after entering, my breath was taken away. The Cathedral is absolutely stunning. Every part of the Cathedral is ornate and intricately designed. Walking into the Cathedral, there were beautiful corridors with open windows that shed light in. The courtyard inside has orange trees swaying in the breeze. It was truly a wonderful moment to just enjoy the beauty. My favorite part of the Cathedral was the Sacristy. The Sacristy has a jaw dropping painting on the ceiling by several Italian artists.

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Shortly after exploring the streets and various shops, it was time for lunch. We came across a little restaurant tucked away that looked very welcoming. Once seated, we looked at the menu which had many options. We chose the vegetable paella as our main dish with several tapas. The paella was so delicious and filling. The tapas were excellent as well.

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With good food in our stomachs we enjoyed our last moments in Toledo. Toledo is an unforgettable destination that one must see when traveling to Spain!

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