On Friday 3 and 4 May 2023 the Toledo City Council is organising a new edition of its “Noches Toledanas”, in collaboration with various groups, museums and associations.
In two nights up to fifty workshops, exhibitions, concerts, exhibitions, dance performances, monologues, parades… Read on and we’ll tell you all about it.
The activities begin on Friday night with the programme “De Plaza en Plaza” with live music concerts in five public spaces in the Historical Quarter, as well as other proposals such as the rhythmic gymnastics or Spanish dance shows that will take place in the Plaza de Zocodover.
The program continues on Saturday, from first thing in the morning, with more music from square to square, guided tours, children’s workshops, outdoor exhibitions, gastronomic events and a long list of other activities, including the young people’s space that will be located in the Miradero, “thus making a special reference to sports culture”, and the university theatre show that for the first time will be hosted by the San Marcos Culturel Centre.
The common denominator for the activities is that they are free, and in numerous spaces, monuments and museums of the city (essentially in the old town), as well as streets and squares.
Complete program Toledan Nights 2023 in Toledo
Activities common to both days: May 3 and 4:
1. Posada de la Hermandad 20:00 to 23:00 h.: Exhibition “MAZMORRAS”. Exhibitions
2. Toledo Municipal Archive. (C/ Trinidad) 18:00 to 00.00 h.: The historical heritage of Toledo within everyone’s reach. Exhibition of documents: Romería del Valle, sketches by Julio Pascual, First Communion, advertisements…, historical photographs and new acquisitions.
3. Puente de San Martín 20:00 h.: Come and have fun in Europe’s longest urban TROLINE. 25 free passes on Friday 3 and 25 free passes on Saturday 4. Click Like on Fly Toledo’s Facebook until 30 April and enter the draw. More information on Facebook – Fly Toledo.
4. Arco de la Sangre (Statue of Cervantes) 21:00 h.: Artistic Calligraphy. PACO DEL POZO GARCÍA. Toledeando By the hand of Yolanda Redondo and in collaboration with the Culturerte Association, we propose a route through the streets of Toledo to the encounter of 9 paintings painted in oil on wood. The pictorial motif are the alleys themselves. They can see, within a narrow cobblestone frame, the effect of the passage of time and the beautiful imperfections that give texture to the images on display. Streets: A C/ Las Bulas, B Pz. de la Cruz, C Cjón. Nuncio Viejo, D Cjón. Del Diablo, E Pz. Abdón de Paz, F Cjón. Del Toro, G C/ San Juan de la Penitencia, H Cjón. de Jesús and I Cuesta de los Escalones. (See attached map).
Poster Toledan Nights 2023
Activities Friday May 3
5 School of Art 18:00 to 20:00 h.: Get to know the main building, the greenhouse and its garden. Guided visits will be made in small groups to the Museum of Applied Arts.
6 Zocodover Square – 19:00 to 20:00 h.: Rhythmic Gymnastics Exhibition “CLUB TOLETVM”. Then, initiation workshop given by the trainer, former champion of Castilla la Mancha, Lorena García Galán. Come on and participate! – 20:00 to 21:30 h.: Spanish Flamenco Dance Gala “TRINIDAD GILES”. More than 100 dancers on stage
7 Plaza Museo de Santa Cruz 19:00 h.: “BRASS AND PERCUSSION GROUP”. Diego Ortiz” Municipal School of Music. 8 Centro Culturel San Marcos – 20:00 h.: “ASSEMBLY OF CLARINETS AND INSTRUMENTAL SET”. Diego Ortiz” Music School. – 22:30 h.: IV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY THEATER. Micro Stories.
35 Visits to the Toledo Consortium – ROMAN TERMAS. Amador de los Rios, 3. Opening hours: 16:00 to 20:00 h. – HERCULES CAVES. Callejón de San Ginés, 3. Hours: 18:00 to 20:00 h
Activities Saturday May 4th
9 Plaza Mayor (Teatro de Rojas) 3 Passes: 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30. SEFARAD Y TOLAY TOLA”, scene for children based on the legends about Toledo and the Three Cultures. A Muslim soldier in love with a young Jewish woman… comedy in clown key
10 Visit Obrador de Santo Tomé 4 Passes: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30. Visit the Obrador de Santo Tomé and get to know first hand how the most emblematic sweet of our city is made in a handcrafted way. Registration: 925 330 342. 20 people per pass
11 Plaza San Salvador From 11:00 to 21:00 h.: “ART IN THE SQUARE”. Collective exhibition of open-air painting by the Association of Plastic Artists “San Marcos”.
12 Panoramic Views – TOURIST TRAIN. Passes 20:30, 21:30 and 22:30. Departure from Carlos V slope (arch of the unions). Registration: 925 330 342. – TOURIST BUS. Passes 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00 hours. Departure from Carlos V slope (arch of the unions). Registration: 925 330 342.
13 Church of Santo Tomé 20:30 h.: CHOIR VOICES IN HARMONY.
14 Plaza del Ayuntamiento – 18:00 h.: Rondalla “SAN JOSÉ OBRERO”. – 22:00 h.: Concert “FANTASÍA DISNEY” by the Manuel de Falla Musical Foundation. The soundtracks of Disney’s most popular songs and the most spectacular films will be performed. Artists: Pilar Tejero, Miguel Ferrer, Teresa Ferrer.
15 Paseo del Miradero – From 19:00 to 21:00 h.: YOUNG SPACE. EXHIBITIONS. Parkour (Parkour Arte Toledo), Street Workout (Spartans Toletvm SWC), Capoeira, Pole Dance, Beat box, CrossFit (Toletvm CrossFit) and Freestyle Football Show with the double Spanish runners-up Juan Carlos Tovar and Eduardo Bonilla. Sergio, come and enjoy the most amazing urban disciplines! – 21:30 h.: Concert “MAURI”. After presenting his latest album “Not one of your friends”, Mauri returns to Toledo to offer us his best live performance with the whole band.
16 Museum of the Councils (C/ San Román s/n) 21:00 h.: “CONCERT OF LIRIQUE CHANT”. Diego Ortiz” Municipal School of Music.
17 Lorenzana Palace 22:30 h.: SWING CONCERT. Dance and live music by the North American Band “RANDY GREER QUINTET”.
18 Stairs Palace of Lorenzana From 17:00 to 21:00 h.: ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS. The Laboratorium Association and the Alhaja Workshop propose us a series of activities that allow us to know the artistic initiatives that are emerging in the ecosystem of our city. Workshops: Bestiario, Julia’s Robots, Papiroflexia Workshop, Lathe with María Camisón and Bags + Letrotas. Inscriptions in the mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Plaza de San Román 3 passes: 20:00, 20:30 and 21:00 hours. “JUANA LA LOCA”. Monologue and adapted version by the Theatre Company “ETR”. Show for an adult audience.
20 Alley of Jesus and Mary 22:00 h.: “MIGRANTS WITH PAPERS”. Reflection and criticism on the fear of immigration, symbolized by cranes and natural migrants.
21 Iglesia S. Ildefonso (Jesuits) (Pz. P. Juan de Mariana) From 21:00 to 23:00 h.: PANORAMIC VIEW of the city from the towers of the Iglesia de San Ildefonso.
22 Micro Theatres IV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY THEATRE. TECU TEATRO” COMPANY. Pza Salvador: 11:30 a.m.: “Nun”, 4:30 p.m.: “Sincerity” and 8:45 p.m.: “Wants to quarrel”. Pza Zocodover: 11:00 h.: “La playa blanca” Pza. Town Hall: 16:00 h.: “Ganas de reñir”.
23 Centro Culturel San Marcos IV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY THEATRE. 12:00 h.: Loloya Company. “Beasts of the Soul”. 17:00 h.: Ishtar Company. “Noise”. 21:00 h.: Stage Classroom. “Life is a dream”
24 Entrada Centro Culturel San Marcos From 21:00 to 00.00 h.: Tasting MAHOU. Call to action – teaser ticket. Answer a question, place the piece of a puzzle correctly and try for free a Hops Master or a Dunkel Master.
25 Museo del Greco – From 17:30 to 19:30 h.: INFANTIL. ILLUSION ANIMATIONS. Musical animation and Children’s Games, workshop of folding mini stories, workshop of personalized badges… – 21:30 h.: “POETRY UNDER THE STARS”. Poets: Manuel Palencia, Isaac Alonso, Calos Ávila and Alicia es.martinez.
26 Transit Gardens 18:00 h.: INFANTIL. “LIVE FOREST STORIES”, with live music. By the Farandulandia Company.
27 Synagogue Santa María La Blanca 20:00 h.: Singing students of the Professional Conservatory of Music “Jacinto Guerrero”.
28 Victorio Macho Museum. 20:00 h.: “MANCHELOS”. Commitment to innovative music. Fusion of classic instruments with Rock and Pop music… and in the premiere, the videoclip of the cover “Entre dos tierras” recorded in our city.
29 Sephardic Museum (Calle de Samuel Leví, 2) 20:30 h.: “ETHNOS ATRAMO”. Personal journey of two musicians (Pepa G. Lillo and Gabriel Navalón), seeking a balance between the ancient and the contemporary through the reinvention of rhythms and melodies from the vast musical heritage bequeathed by past generations.
30 Patio Alcázar de Toledo 2 Passes: 17:30 and 18:15 hours. ANCIENT FENCING. Culturel Association of Old Fencing of Toledo “Don Diego Duque de Estrada”.
31 Hinge Door 21:30 h.: FLAMENCO. Juan Ignacio González on guitar and Diego Mejías on vocals. With the collaboration of: Peña Flamenca “El Quejío”.
32 Iglesia de San Pedro Mártir 21:00 h.: VI Ciclo de Música de Cámara en las Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España. Groups from the Reina Sofía School of Music. Baroque Trio: Ekaterina Kornishina, flute; Jesús Torres, oboe, and María Bernal, bassoon. Works by J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart and J. Haydn.
33 Patio Centro Culturel San Clemente 21:00 h.: Concert “ASOCIACIÓN CultureL TOLEDO JAZZ”. “Improvised music”… blues, swing, bossa, manouche…
34 Arab Baths Medina Mudéjar (Pz. Sta. Eulalia, 1) “POETRY UNDER WATER”. Poetry recital at the Hamman Medina Mudéjar by poets Eddie (J. Bermúdez) and Javi Iruela. Enjoy the bath and relive the story! 3 Passes: 21:00, 21:30 and 22:00 hours. Registration: 925 330 342. 10 people per pass.
35 Visits to the Toledo Consortium – ROMAN TERMAS. Pza Amador de los Rios, 3. Opening hours: from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00. – BUFA CHAMBER. Pza. de las Concepcionistas. Timetable: from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 17:00 to 20:00 hours. Exhibition “From Inland” by Joaquín Baron, David Blázquez, Pedro Cases. Alfredo Copeiro, Ángel Rodriguez Robles. – CAVES OF HERCULES. Callejón de San Ginés, 3. Opening hours: from 12:00 to 14:00.
36 Museum of Santa Cruz 20:00 h.: Concert “EL PATIO MUSICAL GROUP”. Traditional music.
37 THIS IS GAME: Board Games for Youth and Adults – 20:00 – 21:30 h.: HOJABLANCA LIBRARY. C/ Martín Gamero, 6. Escape Room. Will you be able to solve the enigma? – 21:30 – 23:00 h.: LEVEL 426. C/ Alfileritos, 15. Board Games Marathon. From the simplest to the most complicated resource games. Places until full capacity.
38 Museo de Santa Fé From 19:00 to 22:00 h.: Open Doors “COLECCIÓN ROBERTO POLO” Centro de Arte Moderno Y Contemporáneo de Castilla la Mancha”. One of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. 250 works by artists such as Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, Kandinsky, El Lessitzky, Franz Marc…
39 Patio of the Museum of Santa Fe 21:00 h.: “CHIKI SERRANO”. Violoncellist and composer. Both the composition and the interpretation are for him a means of transmission of lived experiences and felt emotions. Let yourself be captivated!
40 Picaro Room. (C/ Cadenas, 6) 20:30 h.: MONOGO DE HUMOR. RICHARD MONFERT & MOLINA: Fun guaranteed! +18 years old. Free entrance until full capacity is reached.
41 Plaza de Padilla 20:00 h.: Children. GLOBOLOGY. A show that combines the magic of balloons, humour and illusionism. For all audiences.
42 Museo Taller del Moro 20:00 h.: DARYA NEUMIRZHYTSKAYA. Sephardic music with Cymbaly. Percussion string instrument from the Middle East.
43 Cloister Primada Cathedral 21:00 h.: TOLEDO VOICES. With a special interest in Cappella music, the Voces de Toledo explore the repertoire of all styles and eras. They seek a pristine sound and a high level of expressiveness.
44 Colegio de Arquitectos (Calle de Santa Úrsula, 11) – PATIO: 20:00 to 23:00 hours. RETRO- MATÓN. MINUTE CAMERA. Immerse yourself in the magic of black and white and analog development with a handmade wooden camera from the early 20th century. – PROJECTIONS ROOM: 20:00 to 23:00 hours FUGAZ AWARDS. Special Short Films chosen by a commission of more than 400 professionals of the sector. The media consider them the “Goya of the Spanish Short Film”. Among the short films selected is “Madre”, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, nominated for the 2023 Oscar Awards. *Continuous reproduction of 4 shorts of 15 minutes each. Free entrance until full capacity is reached.
45 Parade – 21:30 h.: Parade Association of Choirs and Dances “LA ROSA DEL AZAFRÁN” of Consuegra. Pasacalles: Pza Zocodover, C/ Plata, San Vicente, C/ Alfonso X El Sabio, C/ Rojas, Pza San Salvador. – 21:30 h.: Galician Artistic Group “ROSALÍA DE CASTRO”. GAITEROS. Pasacalles: Pza Conde, C/ Sto. Tomé, C/ Trinidad, C/ Hombre de Palo, C/ Comercio, Pza. Zocodover. – 21:00 h.: BATUKADA “KEKUMKA”. Passacaglia: Pza Mayor, C/ Martín Gamero, 4 Calles, C/ Comercio, Pza. Zocodover.
46 Explanada Norte del Alcázar de Toledo 23:00 h.: Launch of ARTIFICIAL FIRES from the northern part of the Alcázar de Toledo.
47 P laza de Zocodover – 23:10 h.: “THE BOLO´S BAND”. Musical project formed by artists from Toledo and residents. Great musicians with a National and International tour show us their independent projects. – 01:30 h.: “BLACK BACK BAND”. AC/DC TRIBUTO. What better way to end the night enjoying the best songs of the mythical Australian band.
From square to square, 3 and 4 May
Visit the squares of Toledo and be surprised by their live shows:
FRIDAY 3RD – PZA. NEW: From 22:00 to 01:00 hours: JARANA COLLECTIVE (Rumba Jam). – PZA. SAN VICENTE: From 22:00 to 01:00 hours: “VERSIÓN VINILO”. (Rock 80’s and 90’s). – CORRALILLO DE SAN MIGUEL: From 19:00 to 21:00 h.: COMMOTION. Band Tribute to the Creedence Clearwater Revival. Country Rock. – PZA. SALVADOR:19:00 to 22:00 h.: JOHN DUER AND THE BLUES FREAKS. – DON DIEGO CORRAL: 20:00 h.: CASTLE HEADS + NO TAK
SATURDAY 4 – PZA. MAJOR: 3 Passes: 11:30, 12:00 and 12:30. Theatre School “ETR”. “Sefarad and Tolay Tola” 13:00 h.: DRUM CAT BLUES. – PZA. DE LA BELLOTA: 13:00 to 16:00 h.: SEÑOR ALIAGA (Vermut Indie).