Toledo, Spain’s former capital, is famous for its marzipan, swords, and winding cobblestone streets. I had wandered these tiny streets a few times, but had never been there after dark. On a trip there this weekend, however, Andres and I arrived mid-day with a plan to enjoy the city at dusk.
Toledo proved an ideal city to visit at night; the Christmas lights were beginning to flicker on, and the descent from the old town to the bus station showed a vivid new side of the cityscape.
The city hall, hung with a “Feliz navidad” sign
The cathedral lights came on promptly at 6
Tourists, tourists, and more tourists–did all of the Madrid visitors follow our lead?!
Walking to the main square
Plaza de Zocodover, the place to see and be seen
Starting our walk down the hill to the bus station
The city at night
This popular day-trip is easy to make from Madrid. With only 45 minutes separating you from the (new) Spanish capital, why not plan a twilight trip to Toledo?