Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, Toledo is about 40 miles from Madrid, and is a fascinating city-museum. It is the capital of the province of the same name as well as the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha.It is one of the oldest centers of Europe and it has a rich artistic heritage dating back to almost every period in history: Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, and Baroque. Toledo is called the “City of Three Cultures” since Christians, Muslims, and Jews all live there together. This city is not divided into clear districts for each of these religions, but there are areas where it's possible to see a greater influence from each of them. In the 16th century, Toledo was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco.
The city offers numerous touristic places, including the Alcázar, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and the Cathedral. Among the main museums are the Museum of El Greco, the Victorio Macho Museum, and the Cathedral Museum.