Marrying outside your country and doing it in Toledo (Spain) never gave you so many possibilities. Toledo is the city of the three cultures; The coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews for centuries has given this city a unique cultural and architectural wealth in the whole world. The historic center of Toledo is the second largest in the world after Rome and leisurely walks through its narrow streets will make you travel back in time.
Toledo’s culture offer
The cultural offer of Toledo is magnificent. If you decide to get married in this city, during the weekend you can visit Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, which is overwhelmingly beautiful. Or the Synagogue of the Transit, of moorish style, the last synagogue built, being the most important Spanish-Jewish building in Spain, and since 1964 Sephardic Museum.
The Cathedral of Santa María of Toledo is almost a must. It began to be built in the year 1227 on the foundations of the Visigothic cathedral of the VI century, which was in turn used as a mosque. To admire its greatness you can walk through its wings and climb the tower. It is also a temple rich in sculptural repertoire, which is present in every corner and its functions are doctrinal and didactic, as well as artistic. The choir on the outside shows numerous scenes from the Old Testament, and the Greater Chapel of the New Testament.
Another temple that you can not miss because of the views it has of all the historic downtown of Toledo is the Church of the Jesuits. It is a temple of enormous dimensions, a faithful exponent of Counter-Reformation spirituality. Of a single room flanked by lateral chapels that communicate with each other, its great architecture is expressed in the great dome that covers the space of the cruise and the two towers open to visitors.
These are just some of the best places of Toledo, the capital of Castilla La Mancha combines among its walls other spaces such as: The Alcázar (current army museum), the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz, the Museum of Santa Cruz and El Greco Museum, open spaces such as the Plaza de Zocodover, the Paseo de la Vega and the views from the valley will blow your mind.
Madrid at 30 minutes from Toledo is a plus
Another extra to celebrate your wedding in a Toledo’s wedding venue is that Madrid is only 30 minutes far. You will get off the train in Atocha Station and you will have in front of you the Reina Sofia Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum or the Prado Museum, one of the largest and best art galleries in the world. Museums of international renown along the Paseo del Prado and next to the Retiro Park: 118 hectares of vegetation and fauna, a small lake and the Crystal Palace where they hold exhibitions and performances.
From Atocha you can walk through the neighborhood of letters reading verses in different corners of the neighborhood to reach Plaza del Sol, Gran Vía, Malasaña and Chueca, the gay district of the Capital. In these neighborhoods, you will find the typical and wonderful contrasts that characterize the city and Spanish society. You can try croquetas and calamari sandwiches so typical at the Plaza Mayor, and stroll through the Sabatini Gardens next to the Royal Palace and the Templo de Debod.
But the best secret of Madrid is kept by its roofs, you can not leave the capital without seeing a sunset from the hundreds of terraces that crown the city: The Circle of Fine Arts, the Terrace of the Urban or Cibeles and the Terrace of the Casino are some that places that will leave you speechless.
The Cigarral de las Mercedes and your wedding never dreamed
If to all these plans we add an unforgettable wedding worthy of any poem by Bécquer with a view to what was his beloved city, everything would be a dream come true.
The views of the historic center of Toledo and the magic of El Cigarral de las Mercedes in each of its corners: the Lake House, the Mirador, the Gazebo, the Hotel Boutique… Everything will make your day the best day of your lives.