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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 …

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 …

The Penance of Bishop Acuña

The Penance of Bishop Acuña

1521. The Comuneros are defeated and persecuted throughout Castile. An affront to the Cathedral of Toledo unleashes one of the most terrifying legends of the city… ” The Penance of Bishop Acuña” A Legend from …

El Cristo de la Vega, legend of Toledo

El Cristo de la Vega, legend of Toledo

” There were two lovers in Toledo: Diego Martínez and Inés de Vargas. They had maintained premarital relations and she, in view of the knowledge that her father had of such a fact, demands that …

Virgen de Alfileritos

Virgen de Alfileritos

” Times were those of discoveries and wars for men, of loneliness and tears of absence for women. Italy, Flanders and the Indies were places where a youth covered itself with glory, writing history and …

Palo Man

Palo Man

This is not a legend, but it shows us how popular tradition assigns names "curious" to typical places in Toledo. Calle Hombre de Palo in Toledo, on a winter night. It was not until the …