Plaza de Zocodover, Toledo

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Plaza de Zocodover has been the heart of Toledo since medieval times. Throughout its long history, it's served as an open-air market, bull running arena, and center of the Spanish Inquisition. Its name comes from the Arabic “Souk al-Dawab,” or market of the beasts of burden, a holdover from its time as a livestock market for the Moors. Today, you'll find outdoor cafes, tourist information, bus and taxi stands, a play area, and many narrow streets branching off into the city. It's a good place to have a drink and watch the hustle and bustle of daily life in Toledo. The tourist train that leaves from the plaza offers views of the ancient city unavailable by car or public transport. Plan your Plaza de Zocodover visit and explore what else you can see and do in Toledo using our Toledo vacation generator.
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  • August 20, 2017
    As many tours start here, you will be told that if you get lost in the labyrinth of streets of Toledo, just ask for directions to "McDonald's Square." That is because the restaurant chain is prominent...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    It is the center of activity and the life of toledo, with a long history which has been the scene
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    It is the historic center of Toledo close l! alcazar and the Cathedral more Museum. .Sympa with a lot of the Tower restaurant
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