Stereoscopic Photography of Toledo

Stereoscopic Photography of Toledo

” Of all the views of Spanish cities, the landscape of Toledo is one of the most characteristic” Alois Beer (Austrian stereoscopic photographer) Toledo, for all the art it houses, its monumentality, natural environment, customs, …

The Well and the Pendulum Legend

The Well and the Pendulum Legend

The Well and the Pendulum, The Pit and the Pendulum, written in 1842, is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories. We recommend its reading in absolute tranquillity, with little light, and with the certainty …

Tourist Guides and professional intruders

Tourist Guides and professional intruders

A few days ago we published an article in which we listed some companies that offer tourist services in the city of Toledo. Today we read in the press a news item that could affect …

The Three Dates (Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)

The Three Dates (Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)

” The Three Dates” is not properly a legend. Even so, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer defined in this story published in 1862 the magic that encloses most of the streets of the city, and in which …

Juanelo Turriano and his " artifice" .

Juanelo Turriano and his ” artifice” .

He died in absolute destitution, accused by the Inquisition and with enormous debts… It could be the description of any resident of Toledo during the Renaissance, but in this case we are talking about one …

Intense archaeological activity in Toledo.

Intense archaeological activity in Toledo.

The probable discovery of the remains of the ancient city of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo, the urbanization of the area in which they are located (Vega Baja) and the works in the subsoil Toledano …

" The Master Key"

” The Master Key”

” The greatest enigma of all time.” In ” La llave maestra ” , Agustín Sánchez Vidal, professor of Art History at the University of Zaragoza, discovers the deepest part of ” Antigua” . ” …

Hell's Alley

Hell’s Alley

What legend is hidden in Toledo’s Callejón del Infierno? There are many legends that make Jews fall in love with Christians or Muslims and vice versa in Toledo and relate more or less successfully to …

Juana I of Castilla " La Loca"

Juana I of Castilla ” La Loca”

Update February 2009: after this consultation, we offer the book already finished and for sale in Spain, thanks for the information to its author, Yolanda: Click here for more information, description, etc.

Greco-Toledana Legend

Greco-Toledana Legend

Julio Contreras sends us a magnificently written article that we could consider between the legend and the history of one of our most universal painters, closely related to the city of Toledo: El Greco. Magisterially …

UNDERGROUND TOLEDO

UNDERGROUND TOLEDO: Introduction

Of all the curiosities, mysteries and stories that have been told by word of mouth for centuries, those related to the Toledan subways are the most proliferating among those who really want to know the …

The Toledano Labyrinth

The Toledano Labyrinth

The popular fantasy says that the fabulous subways of Toledo communicate with each other and will give, some to the river, and others, much further, to other caves or subways several kilometers from the city. …