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Old Town of Toledo
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Old Town of Toledo

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Spain
Best of: Old Town, Roman, Medieval
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Old Town of Toledo", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.