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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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Where to stay in Toledo

When visiting Toledo, staying inside the old city walls allows for on foot access to all of the area's historical landmarks as well as a tight network of shops, restaurants, and museums. Similarly, staying in the old center, which sits on a raised hill overlooking the city, avoids a daily hike to the city's main attractions. Many old buildings in the center have been transformed into boutique hotels and guest houses, allowing visitors to experience the rich historical heritage and beautiful architecture of the city.
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  • This square is located just close to Alcazar and in the center of the city. It is approachable through buses / cars so a good point to get down, see Alcazar and then go for a city tour on foot or cont...  more »
  • It's not a magnet destination, like the Calle Mayor in Madrid, but there are plenty cafes and bars. Not spacious enough to be a relaxing place to sit and watch the world go by, but convenient for shop...  more »
  • The plaza is a meeting point for tourists and locals alike and when you're visiting the Alcazar you really can't miss it. Nothing special though, just a few shops and terraces.  more »