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Historic City of Toledo

Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the repository of more than 2,000 years of history. Its masterpieces are the product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the existence of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – was a major factor.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All

Nearby

Sites

World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
NameSinceDistance
Salt Street Watchmaker 202066.9km site_ao
Love Art? Welcome to Madrid! en 67.2km site_izi
Lose yourself in the Madrid of the Austrians en 67.2km site_izi
Historic Madrid – Where Heaven Kisses Earth en 67.1km site_izi
Discover Madrid’s Other Museums – from Ancient Fossils to Decorative Arts to Ghost Trains en 70.1km site_izi
Urbirun Madrid – Highlights en fr 67.2km site_izi
Madrid city tour de en fr it 66.9km site_izi
The Roman Baths of Toledo 20201km site_ao
The Well of the Miracle 202066.4km site_ao
Hermitage of Saint Pelagius and Saint Isidore 202068.3km site_ao
‘Día y Noche’ (Day and Night) 202066.6km site_ao
Santa María de Melque 202032.1km site_ao
Paco de Lucía Metro Station 202075.4km site_ao
Silla de Felipe II (Phillip II’s Chair) 202078.7km site_ao
Cementerio del Cristo (Cemetery of Christ) 201964.7km site_ao
Pantheon of Illustrious Men 201966.8km site_ao
Altamira Cave Replica 201968.3km site_ao
Relics of St. Valentine at Iglesia de San Antón 201968km site_ao
Caja de las Letras 201967.7km site_ao
Edificio Mirador 201976km site_ao
Carpetana Metro Station Museum 201963.4km site_ao
Móstoles Planets Garden 201952.8km site_ao
Convent of the Holy Spirit Crypts 201967.3km site_ao
Parque el Capricho Bunker 201975.2km site_ao
Madrid’s Last Horchata Kiosk 201968.8km site_ao
Costitx Bulls 201968.3km site_ao
Tío Pepe Sign 201967.2km site_ao
Parque del Oeste Pillboxes 201968.2km site_ao
Spain’s First 3D-Printed Pedestrian Bridge 201981.8km site_ao
The Lady of Cerro de los Santos 201968.3km site_ao
Museo de América 201968.7km site_ao
There’s a Sprawling Tropical Garden Inside a Madrid Train Station 201966.6km site_ao
Royal Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial 201981.1km site_ao
The Bear and the Strawberry Tree 201967.2km site_ao
Consuegra Windmills 201958.7km site_ao
Madrid’s Walk of Fame 201867.6km site_ao
San Antonio de los Alemanes 201867.7km site_ao
Museo Lazaro Galdiano 201869.8km site_ao
Dolmen de Dalí 201868.9km site_ao
The Lady of Elche 201868.3km site_ao
The Cerro de la Oliva Trenches 201866.3km site_ao
Peironcely 10 201864.9km site_ao
Spain’s Good Luck Frog 201868.3km site_ao
‘Witches’ Sabbath (The Great He-Goat)’ 201867.2km site_ao
An Archaeological Museum Inside a Madrid Subway Station 201867.1km site_ao
Paracuellos Massacres Cross at the Madrid Airport 201782.7km site_ao
The Royal Quartet at the Palace of Madrid 201766.4km site_ao
The Giant of Extremadura 201766.8km site_ao
The Tower of the Bones 201767km site_ao
Roman Circus of Toledo 20170.4km site_ao
A Morbid Forensics Museum Hidden in Madrid 201869.2km site_ao
Guanche Mummy of Madrid 201768.3km site_ao
Air Crash Angel 201766.8km site_ao
Caja Madrid Obelisk 201772.6km site_ao
Spanish Inquisition Torture Museum 20171.1km site_ao
Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery 201870.2km site_ao
Javier Puerta Museum of Anatomy 201669.3km site_ao
Muslim Walls of Madrid 201866.6km site_ao
Madrid’s Museum for the Blind 201771.2km site_ao
Olmec Head Roundabout 201765.6km site_ao
The Rocker Grandma 201866.4km site_ao
The House of Beasts 201868km site_ao
Biblioteca Humanidades, Autonomous University of Madrid 80.3km site_brutalism
Viviendas Militares San Bernardo 197368.3km site_brutalism
Torre del Complejo Cuzco 71.8km site_brutalism
Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, Universidad Complutense de Madrid 69.3km site_brutalism
Torre de Valencia 196868.5km site_brutalism
Nuestra Señora de la Luz 72.5km site_brutalism
Apartment Building Calle Monte Esquinza 41 68.9km site_brutalism
Casa Carvajal 65.4km site_brutalism
Edificio Pirámide 69.1km site_brutalism
Torres Blancas 70.6km site_brutalism
Facultad de Biológicas y Geológicas, Complutense University of Madrid 196469.7km site_brutalism
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Filipinas 196769.4km site_brutalism
Laboratorios Jorba “La Pagoda” 196572.5km site_brutalism
Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España 196568.6km site_brutalism
Aranjuez Cultural Landscape 200140.5km site_whs
Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid 198479.9km site_whs

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.