Where on Earth week 53: Toledo, Spain

Well done Peter, Craig, Carlos A, GirlsGottaTravel, and Frank who even knew its Latin name (Toletum). In hindsight, I suppose my description was actually a dead giveaway. Oh well.

Located 70km from Madrid, it used to be the capital of the Spanish Empire. Architecturally it is beautiful — this photo does not do it justice. In 1986 it was declared a World Heritage Site for its extensive cultural heritage as a result of the Christians, Jews and Arabs living in harmony here. If you like marzipan, this is the place to get it. As touristy as it is today, I really like Toledo and always take visitors there for a day trip.