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Catedral Primada, Toledo

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The centerpiece of the city and one of only three High Gothic cathedrals in the country, Catedral Primada was constructed using white limestone brought here from numerous quarries in the surrounding area. For many visitors, the highlight is the sacristy, with its impressive gallery packed with paintings by El Greco, Caravaggio, Titian, Rafael, Zurbarán, and Velázquez. Begun in 1226 on the site of an ancient mosque, the imposing building was modeled after the Bourges Cathedral in France. Its monumental interior features heavy columns dividing the space into five naves, with several side chapels containing exquisite gold reliefs, huge oil paintings, and portraits of cardinals going back at least 500 years. Photography is strictly forbidden inside, though you can access the bell tower to snap a few shots of the historic city center. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Catedral Primada by using our Toledo travel itinerary maker.
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  • Don't miss this! The interior was indescribably beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice, you are allowed to take them just no flash. Take the additional tour to the bell tower, the steps are narrow, ...  more »
  • It is not the first time we visited it, and whenever you visit the falls more. It is a spectacularly beautiful building. Visit absolutely essential if you are travelling to Toledo. It is the second largest in Spain, after the Seville. To buy the ticket should go to the store from the Cathedral, right in front of the entrance to the Cathedral, in the street Cardenal Cisneros, 4. Costs €2.50 if our ID card, so check that you are Spanish.
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  • It is worth the entire route with the audioguide. Entry costs € 10 and more entry climb the Tower €12,50. I loved it! A Cathedral with a very interesting history and amazing pictures.
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