Monday, June 25, 2012

Hello, Toledo!

* Warning: Picture heavy post. *

It was 37ºC in Toledo when we visited the place, you can´t just imagine how it hot and dry it is. So as usual, we spent most of time indoors visiting the church and the museums.

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The first thing that you´ll notice when you arrive there is this quaint train station. I´m a sucker for beautiful architecture and so forgive me if this post is filled with  building walls and ceilings. Don´t worry, they´re intricately designed and very photogenic. It´ll be worth the scroll downwards. ;)


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Toledo is very clean  and is one of the most filmed places in Spain because of it´s medieval and well preserved architecture. Here´s the cathedral´s facade, one of the most important churches of Spain aside form the one in Burgos, Seville, etc.

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The pretty ceiling of one of the salas of the church,

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the tall majestic column and well preserved beams and arches and

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this intricately sculptured ceiling and wall of a sala where the old kings were buried were so interesting. My jaw dropped when I saw all these things! ;)

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As for museums, I can´t take my eyes off this beautifully sculptured praying wall inside a former Jewish temple/synagogue which is now converted into a museum and...

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the graceful arches in the terrace of  the Toledo museum. Toledo is also famous for it´s adopted Greek painter ¨El Greco¨, a Spanish Renaissance artist/painter who art historians would say is the precursor of modern Expressionism and Cubism.

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As for the local delicacy, we had to try this famous local dish, ¨Codorniz de Toledo¨ made of  delicately tasting quail and sliced potatoes:

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which by the way coincided with the bird necklace that I wore on that day. hahaha! ;)

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Leaving you  with a candid photo while admiring the old paintings in the ¨claustro(cloister)¨ of the cathedral.

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You must visit Toledo, I´m sure you´ll love it! Just make sure to slather a lot of sun cream because it can be quite hot in there especially in the summer. ;)

More photos to show you soon!

xoxo,


Che

17 comments:

janettaylor said...

Ur outfit reminds me...I need a red leather skirt or shorts...

Jing said...

ang sexy nmn ng turista. hehe. ang cute ng outfit with the fedora hat.

TaraMixandMatch said...

These photos are stunning, and I love your top!

Sherin said...

I want to visit here. It looks so amazing.

Tiffany said...

wow amazing!! It looks so beautiful there. I'd love to visit Spain next time I go to Europe.
nice blog - do you want to follow each other?
btw I'm currently hosting a dress giveaway on my blog & would like to invite you to enter :]

Annie said...

The architecture is gorgeous! And love your bird necklace :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

LaJune16 said...

Beautiful blog and photos :)

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Mica said...

it looks beautiful! What an amazing painted ceiling!

Really like your outfit too, I like the print on that top :)

blackberryfashion said...

Wow, it's such an amazing architecture :)

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Inês de Castro said...

Cute outfit :) I've never been to Toledo, but it looks beautiful.

SunnyToast said...

the ceiling artwork is divine...I guess I'll spend an hour just by looking into it.

I love your necklace! can I have it...:)

Priscilla said...

Hi, I just want to invite you to join the RIRE giveaway on my blog

fashionistas stop said...

such pretty pictures..place and outfit..most of all, I love that necklace!

thanks for your lovely comment.
following you..hope you'll do the same :)
Love
Surabhi

Pop Champagne said...

wow, the place looks BEAUTIFUL! and ya the ceiling is really pretty :D

Becoming Refined said...

Love the bird detail on your necklace.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

thanks for sharing pictures...can we exchange link..

tuwentytri said...

This place is so lovely :) i love ur skirt! <3

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