Last night, we got in to Toledo. It’s a medieval city that has recently been noted world-wide for it’s historic, cultural, and monumental importance.
Toledo was the first capital of imperial Spain.
It was also THE PLACE for coexistence between Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious communities.
You can walk from one side of town to the other in about 25 minutes.
While there, I saw:
It was built to commemorate their victory in la Batalla del Toro.
The manacles from the freed slaves are hung outside the church wall in loving memory.
La Sinagoga Santa Maria La Blanca: A Jewish synagogue built in common Iberian Peninsula style. Later, it was converted into a Catholic church.
Iglesia de Santo Tome: A church that has one of the four most famous paintings of El Greco, “El Entierro del Conde Orgaz.”
La Mezquita de Cristo de Luz: A mosque built in the year 999 that was later converted into a church during the 12th century.
Original journal entry Tuesday, September 4, 2007