Beautiful Keepsake of One of the Most Beautiful Churches in Spain
The Cathedral of Toledo is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture and is also one of the most notable attractions in Spain. This image of the cathedral is captured on a scroll-shaped refrigerator magnet from Worldwide Gifts and is a fantastic keepsake souvenir from your visit to Spain. The scene depicted here is the view of the main facade from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. The front entrance to the church is known as Puerta del Perdon, the Portal of Forgiveness. Other facades include the Portal of the Clock, which is the oldest, the Level Portal added in the 1800s, the Facade of Saint Katherine decorated with images of lions, and the Portal of the Presentation
As the religious center of the country for hundreds of years, this magnificent church has seen a great deal of the history of the country. Although the grounds were consecrated for religious services in 587, construction on this UNESCO World Heritage site actually began in the year 1266, and it wasn't completed until 1493.
Other Interesting Attractions to Enjoy in Toledo
The structure that dominates the skyline of Toledo is the Alcazar and its four towers. This is a stone fortress that was originally a Roman palace and later became the central site for battles of the Spanish Civil War. Today the Alcazar houses the Castilla- La Mancha Regional Library, and the Museum of the Army.
The Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes is the second most popular tourist attraction in Toledo and one of many religious sites throughout the city. Visitors also enjoy seeing the Puerta Nueva de la Bisagra, he New Gate of Bisagra, which is located at the castle of Alfonso VI and its name means "Door of the Sacred." Don't miss seeing the beautiful Don Quixote windmills at Consuegra or the beautiful Bridge of San Martin.