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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.

Cradle of Monarchs, and the seat of principal archbishops, Toledo constitutes a tourist attraction point of first order sheltered in the knowledge stored in its Mosques, Synagogues, churches and convents. The cathedral, the monastery of Saint John of the Kings, the doors and the walled enclosure or the Alcazar portray the special attractiveness of its streets and plazas
The the monastery of Saint John of the Kings was charged by the Catholic Kings to the architect Juan Guas to commemorate their victory at the Battle of Toro in 1,476; in its interior the sculptures of the liberated Christian slaves are to be noted. It possesses a beautiful two floors late gothic cloister, you can see in the picture mudejar style roof on the second floor. Its church has only one wing with a starred base dome.

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  • Copyright: JESUS VALENCIANO (JesusV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 18 N: 172] (924)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-12-06
  • Camera: Sony DSC-f828
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/13 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-02-13 15:39
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