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The Servant

The Servant

That day was black and horrible. Abul, the Arab King of Toledo, the unfortunate son of Almamún, who saw the spirit of the curse clinging to his kingdom, had thrown in the Zoco the fateful …

The Flower of Blindness

The Flower of Blindness

Some years ago I had fled from the city where I was born, Toledo. Then my Lord King Alfonso VI had reconquered the city, and the bad company mixed with the night led me to …

Abdallah's Wedding

Abdallah’s Wedding

Alfonso V de León wished to marry his sister to the Muslim King of the city of El Tajo. Great festivities and an important reason of state drove this wedding, one of the most remembered …

The Fountain of the Moor

The Fountain of the Moor

Rafael Escobar Contreras , author from Toledo, sends us this interesting and new Toledo legend inspired by the period of the Reconquest of the city by Alfonso VI, first for ToledoSpain.click. It was the second …

The Clepsidra

The Clepsidra

Towards 1076 the people that inhabited the then Muslim city of Toledo gave themselves to fastos to celebrate the victory of their king Al-Mamún over the Sevillian monarch, Al-Motamid. Numerous are the walíes, alcaides and …

The AlfaquĆ­

The AlfaquĆ­

The coexistence of ” three cultures” in Toledo was not as easy as some try to make us see… As in other occasions we have narrated in these same pages, the legends are the reflection …

Galiana, the legend of Toledo

Galiana, the legend of Toledo

The Legend of the Palaces of Galiana, or of Galiana, is a set of diverse stories, which all start from a beautiful blackberry that ” dazzles” every Christian who sees it. In this case, we …