What to do in Toledo in one day


This guide on what to do in Toledo in one day It will help you plan the best itinerary on foot through one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, optimizing the time to the maximum.
Although we know that 24 hours is a short time to get to know this city in depth, we believe it is enough to know the most tourist areas, taking into account that the old town is quite small and all points of interest are within walking distance between them .
It is also highly recommended to spend the night in Toledo to see the illuminated city and take a leisurely stroll through its alleyways of the old town when most tourists have left.

Based on the experience of the two times we visited the city, in the last we wrote this list of places to visit in Toledo essential, we have made this route to know the best of Toledo in one day. We start!

How to get to Toledo

Keep in mind that the closest airport to Toledo is Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suarez and many travelers take advantage of good public transport communication with the capital to get to know this amazing city.
To get to Toledo you can take an AVANT train that leaves every hour from the Atocha Station and leaves you at the train station in 33 minutes for less than 14 euros. Although the frequency of trains is quite high, it is advisable to book tickets one day in advance, especially if you travel on weekends or holidays.
Another cheaper but less comfortable way to get to Toledo is to take a bus from the ALSA company that leaves the Elliptical Plaza Exchanger and leaves you near the center in 50 minutes for 5.5 euros or 10 euros, if you buy round trip .

If you only have one day and want to learn more about the history of Toledo, it may be more interesting to book this excursion with a guide in Spanish or this tour that also includes a visit to Segovia, another of the essential cities to see in Spain.

For more information about the transfer you can consult this post on how to go from Madrid to Toledo.

Where to stay

The best area to stay and tour Toledo in one day It is around Zocodover Square, the nerve center of the city, being close to all points of interest and having good public transport communication with the bus stop and the city's train station.
Among the numerous hotels that are in this area, we recommend the Sercotel Alfonso VI Hotel and La Posada de Manolo, both with an excellent quality / price ratio and perfect to know this amazing city.

Tips for traveling to Toledo

Once you are clear about how to get to Toledo and the accommodation booked, you can follow this series of practical tips that will help you prepare your trip to Toledo:

  • Check if it is profitable to book the Toledo Card, which includes the skip-the-line entrance to the main monuments and a walking tour with a guide in Spanish.
  • Try the marzipan and a Manchego cheese board, two of the city's star products.
  • To learn more about the history of the city, it is interesting to book this guided tour of the Toledo of the three cultures or this free tour of Toledo Free!, Both with a guide in Spanish and located among the most valued tours of the city by travelers.
  • Visit the Cathedral early in the morning to avoid finding queues or too many people inside.

Toledo in one day

The itinerary of what to do in Toledo one day It starts early in the morning arriving at the AVE train station or the bus station.
If you are only going to be one day we recommend you start the route by walking in about 40 minutes or by taxi (5 euros) to the Mirador del Valle, from where you get the best views of Toledo. In case of staying to sleep in Toledo or having to return to Madrid very late, the sunset is also a great time to approach this viewpoint.
From this viewpoint, which are actually several that are distributed along the ring road in the south of the city, you can see the entire city and the buildings that stand out over the Toledo skyline such as the Alcazar or the Cathedral.
If you prefer to have more panoramic views of Toledo and the surroundings you can climb to the viewpoint of Piedra del Rey Moro.

Toledo map in one day