More and more as I’ve traveled, I’ve been to places where buildings were created before electricity and plumbing existed.. Sometimes they are so old that it was built when the world was shaped differently.. The walled roman cities have always been breathtaking, especially with bridges and castles that are reminiscent of Disney films with princesses and all that. Anyways, on our second day in Madrid, we ended up doing a day trip out to Toledo, Spain (not Ohio) to explore the city.
At one point, Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in harmony with all of their places of worship within a few minutes walking of each other and often sharing certain architectural features. As we explored the area, it was breathtaking to see some of these places and the detailed architecture.
We started out by going to a Parador that overlooks the city. Paradors are old government buildings and castles that have been converted into hotels, most with a cafe or two so we enjoyed some tea, coffee and a view.
The city was filled with tiny details, including hebrew tiles built into roads and buildings in the Jewish Quarter and we ended up at a delicious restaurant called 24 Taverna for late lunch before making our way back through the city and back to Madrid.