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‘Toledo - Plaza de Zocodover’

The busy, triangular Plaza de Zocodover is the main square and a very popular meeting point in the city. The important streets of the old town start here and lead you to the principal historical sites.

The name of the plaza comes from the Arabic ‘Suq Zocodover ad dawābb’, which means ‘Market of beasts of burden’.
Bullfights and festivals have taken place here and during the Inquisition also burnings at the stake.

The recent history of the square begins in the sixteenth century with architect Juan de Herrera.
On the picture you see a part of the eastern façade, the most elegant of the square, left of the Arco de la Sangre.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2124 W: 17 N: 4516] (20231)
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