Discovering Toledo’s colors

This past Sunday we enjoyed the great weather and took off on Sunday for a day in Toledo, a gorgeous city  declared UNESCO world heritage site only an hour away from Madrid. The historic city is concentrated on a hill surrounded on three sides by the Tage river and everything is easily accessible on foot and with a stroller. We had no established plan and with our book guide just strolled through the small streets discovering one site after the next. Along the way we visited the Synagogue of El Transito, The El Greco museum and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes. The Cathedral was closed in the morning and when we came back in the evening on our way to the car, we were just too tired. This is how you find good reasons to come back.

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Emerald Green Interiors Toledo 4I loved finding colors unexpectedly in the city: green plants sprucing out of century old walls at the cathedral, colorful flags hanging in a street of the old Jewish area, plants in colorful containers on balconies, classic Arabic tiles at the El Greco house, the ripes oranges on the tree in the monasterio garden, or classical painted houses adorned by plants and cacti.
Those pictures alone are a complete file for the “Urban Jungle Bloggers” series.

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What have you been up to this weekend? Did you by any chance discover a new place? I always find it fascinating and in Spain there is certainly much for us to discover with a fascinating culture and history as background. I wish you all an inspiring week.

* Photography by Corinne Kowal

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  • How much fun for you and your family to discover new towns. I love how every inch of space is used and the injections of green, especially the orange tree. I love Spain! Mel xReplyCancel

  • Yes, we are really lucky Mel. Although I have traveled quite a bit in Europe and spent much time near the Spanish border I actually don’t know the country at all which makes it even more exciting. And the cultural heritage left by the mix of cultures in the middle ages is just uniquely beautiful. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful images and colors and textures. Yes, you are fortunate indeed to discover so many new things. Do you all speak Spanish? (I’m sure your sons will pick it up in no time, right?) And to have it warm right now: what a treat!ReplyCancel

  • Dear Libby, no we don’t and it’s to say the least quite frustrating. We are learning but it does take time. I guess it will be the easiest for the boys. Yes we did have great weather (16°C) but the weather is actually quite cool/cold during the winter time in Madrid as the city is situated at almost 700 meters above sea level. Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel