Toledo (population about 80,000) is a picturesque city located on a hill nearly surrounded by the River Tajo.
It is layered with past civilizations from the early Romans through the Visigoths, Muslims, Christians to today’s invading tourists.
The entire old city is walled into one great plien-air museum of ancient palaces, churches and fortresses
mixed in with modern shops, cafes, universities and discos. The huge Alcazar with its dark and bloody history now houses a public library and the magnificent cathedral stands high and historic.
In his time the painter El Greco was under-appreciated here in his adopted home and he died in 1614 in debt,
but his paintings have enhanced Toledo’s world-class status and his paintings can be found in numerous places throughout the city.

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