Toledo Cathedral tickets and tours
The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo otherwise known as Toledo Cathedral is one of three 13th century cathedrals in Spain and is widely consi...In the top 5 attractions for Toledo
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The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo otherwise known as Toledo Cathedral is one of three 13th century cathedrals in Spain and is widely considered one of the most renowned works of Gothic architecture in the country. Located only one hour from Madrid, Toledo is an incredibly cultural city with the Cathedral at its heart.
Built with limestone from quarries nearby, work to the cathedral began in 1226 under the rule of Ferdinand III and took more than two centuries to build. Inspired by French Gothic style but adapted to Spanish taste with Mudéjar influences, such as distinctive multifoiled arches, the architecture is truly remarkable. Featuring five naves supported by 88 columns and 72 vaults, the cathedral also features several chapels and is the burial site to many Monarchs.