Toledo is a city that conserves a multitude of monuments and historical buildings of maximum interest. The great majority charge entrance fees to visitors, and separately a visit of several days can be quite expensive for the traveler’s pocket.
For some years now, acquiring the “Tourist Bracelet “is a simple and cheaper way to visit up to SEVEN impressive monuments in Toledo.
First of all, we insist, and we do not get tired: Toledo deserves at least one weekend. You have to sleep in this city to get to know it “in depth”.
Our city is not only the Cathedral or the Alcazar, or take a short walk through Zocodover to the Jewish quarter.
That’s how you don’t discover Toledo. Don’t be the “tourist” and take some time to plan your visit. If you want to know something more than the typical, the great monuments that appear in all the guides, in our Web we have many ideas published, and now we want to tell you a useful and economic proposal that for some years has been working very well in the city: the “Tourist Bracelet”.
Toledo Tourist Bracelet
What is the tourist bracelet and how much does it cost?
The tourist bracelet offers the possibility of getting to know seven of Toledo’s most important and emblematic monuments. The bracelet costs 10 € (the separate price of each monument is 3 €, or 2.50 € reduced), children under 11 years do not pay the bracelet.
The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz, by El Greco
” The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz” by El Greco, in the church of Santo Tomé, is also included in the tourist bracelet.
A great advantage of the bracelet is that you can return as many times as you want to visit these 7 monuments, as it is a fertilizer that does not expire and is reusable while it is on your wrist.
If you are able to hold the bracelet for three days on your wrist, you may be entering and exiting the 7 monuments at no additional cost.
Where do you buy the tourist bracelet?
It is not necessary to reserve the tourist wristband, for 10 euros you can buy it directly at any of the monuments that are accessed with it.
You can also buy it at various collaborating points around the city (which usually close later than the monuments) such as the office of “Toledospain.click Guides”, at the same price. If you would like to take a guided tour of the included monuments, you must book in advance.
What monuments does the Toledo tourist bracelet allow me access to?
- San Juan de los Reyes. Cloister and Church..
- The Church of the Jesuits (the view from its towers is incredible).
- Church of Santo Tomé (Includes the “Burial of the Lord of Orgaz”, by El Greco).
- Santa María la Blanca (Old Synagogue in the Jewish quarter of Toledo)
Important: the Tourist Bracelet only includes those monuments, does NOT include access to the Cathedral.
Beware of visiting hours as some monuments close half an hour during lunch or have different times depending on the time of year. You can check the timetables on the official page of the tourist bracelet here.
Ancient Mosque “Christ of Light“. Toledo
This monumental route is perfect for getting to know “in detail” the different types of monuments created by the famous “Three Cultures” that have inhabited Toledo: Churches, Mosque, Synagogue…
It also includes a visit to El Greco’s best-known work ( El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz ) and different archaeological remains.
With the bracelet we can visit the Iglesia del Salvador (formerly, the oldest mosque in the city of Toledo), the Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz, a 10th century Muslim building; Iglesia de los Jesuitas; the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, one of the two synagogues that the city currently has and one of the most impressive buildings in the city: the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, a whim of Queen Isabel the Catholic, where we will have access to its spectacular church and its impressive Gothic cloister. In addition, as a recent novelty, you can visit the Colegio de Doncellas Nobles, a building not long ago closed to the public.
The different monuments are scattered throughout different parts of the “old town” of Toledo, inside the wall. You’ll have to spend some time locating them… Or getting a ride.
Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca in Toledo.
And how do we get to the monuments of the tourist bracelet?
Here comes the “complicated.” You will need a good map of Toledo because the monuments are in different locations in the city and although Toledo is not very big, it is a “labyrinth”.
In addition, some of the monuments included can take you a morning inside without a good guide (the bracelet does not include any type of device or guide that tells the story of the visit), and visiting them on your own will mean missing much of the charm they contain, and above all, their history, anecdotes and curiosities.
Location of the seven monuments included in the tourist bracelet in Toledo.
Is there a guided tour that can take us through all the monuments of the Tourist Bracelet?
On some occasions, ToledoSpain.click has a guided tour that allows you to visit five of the seven monuments included in the bracelet accompanied by a guide.
The price of the guided tour, including the tourist bracelet is 20 euros and has an approximate duration of two and a half hours. It usually starts at 11:30 in the morning.
Although it obviously has a higher cost than just buying the bracelet, for a little more you ensure that you do not miss at least five of the monuments included, as you will be accompanied by a city guide who will also tell you the history and curiosities of each monument, inside.
Then, if you like someone more you can use the bracelet that you already have to return and access to make a more leisurely visit.