A Splendid Collectible Souvenir from Spain
This beautiful Worldwide Gifts souvenir plate is actually a collectible fridge magnet memorializing the splendid, ancient city of Toledo. Many people come to the historic city from all over the world; in fact, Toledo is the most visited city in all of Spain. The architectural and religious sites throughout the city are a visual feast, with many magnificent structures standing proudly in the old town that were built hundreds of years ago. On this bronze keepsake from Toledo you can see several of the most recognizable historical buildings in the scene.
The tower in the very center of the image is that of the Cathedral of Toledo, the church that has been the foremost religious center in Spain for nearly a millennium. It is a striking Gothic design constructed in white limestone, begun in 1226 and completed in 1493. The church has been a spiritual and governing presence in Toledo and all of Spain throughout its tumultuous history, changing hands from Roman Catholic to Muslim control and back again during its long existence.
More Interesting Attractions in Toledo
The Alcazar is an enormous stone fortress that started out as a Roman castle in the 3rd century and was built in the highest part of the city, with four soaring towers that dominate the skyline of Toledo. The Alcazar played a significant role in the Spanish Civil War and is a popular site for visitors to Toledo today. The Bridge of San Martin is a fascinating architectural landmark in this ancient city, and many people also go to see the New Gate of Bisagra. The windmills of Consuegra are another interesting site that attracts visitors in Toledo. If you enjoy the art of El Greco, you will like to visit the Museo de Santa Cruz as well as the Museo del Greco.