Φωτογραφίες

Photographer's Note

A view over part of the 'new' city of Toledo, Spain, captured from the ramparts of the 'old' city.

Toledo is a city and municipality located in central Spain; it is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage. Its history goes back to Roman times when it was known as Toletum. It is mentioned by the Roman historian Livy (ca. 59 BCE – 17 CE) as urbs parva, sed loco munita ("a small city, but fortified by location").

Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the "City of the Three Cultures" for the cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. Toledo has a long history in the production of bladed weapons, which are now popular souvenirs of the city. It was also the location of historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo.

People who were born or have lived in Toledo include Brunhilda of Austrasia, Al-Zarqali, Garcilaso de la Vega, Eleanor of Toledo, Alfonso X and El Greco. As of 2015, the city had a population of 83,226. and an area of 232.1 square kilometers (89.6 square miles).

(Source: Wikipedia)

papagolf21, ChrisJ, pierrefonds, pajaran, ikeharel, PiotrF, Fis2, cornejo, Cricri, mcmtanyel έχουν(ει) επιλέξει αυτή τη σημείωση ως χρήσιμη

Photo Information
Viewed: 814
Points: 36
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10649 W: 63 N: 29870] (130965)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH