Best Scenic viewpoints of Toledo Spain

Mirador del Valle – Toledo Spain

Mirador del Valle 

The view of Toledo from the Mirador del Valle is one of the most recognizable panoramas of the city. From this vantage point, you look across the Valley of Toledo and the Tagus River, and the city is framed with its characteristic profile anchored by the Alcazar on the right and the Cathedral on the left. 

 

Castle of San Servando

Castle of San Servando – Toledo Spain

The Castle of San Servando is regarded to be one of the finest examples of Mudejar military architecture in Spain. It is located at the top of the hill and on the opposite side of the Alcántara bridge.

Alcántara bridge with the castle of San Servando in the background – Toledo Spain

In this article, the author states that “This castle was built as a monastery according to an order by Alfonso VI in honor of the saints Servando and Germano. But due to the fact that it is close to the Alcántara bridge, it was transformed into a fortress for the defense of the town”.

 

 

Paseo Virgen de Gracia 

One of the areas with the most beautiful sunsets in Toledo, Plaza Virgen de Gracia is located on a hill, where today there is a public square and playground overlooking the facade of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the surrounding view of the Tagus River. Ideal location to view the Jewish quarter and the natural environment of Toledo.  

 

Walls of the Paseo del Carmen 

From the wall to the Tagus, first, we see the tower of the Bridge of Alcantara on the river and one from here you can also see the imposing Castle of San Servando, as well as the Tavera Hospital in the outer walls of the old city. This is a good area to get away from the crowds and enjoy a few quiet moments.

 

Toledo from its bridges 

View of Toledo from the Alcántara bridge – Toledo, Spain

From any of the bridges that give access to the city, we will be amazed, especially the pedestrian bridge San Martin that we can walk quietly (the views from the defensive tower can be spectacular) and from the wonderful Puente de Alcántara, of Roman origin, which was declared a National Monument in 1921. And, since we are here, why not do the Ecological Trail of the Tagus, along which our camera will continue to operate without ceasing? 

 

Molino de Santa Ana

“Molino de Santa Ana”, Paki Humanes

El Molino de Santa Ana is an old hydroelectric power plant that fell into disuse in the 60s and is part of the municipal heritage. It consists of an enclosure of about 2000 square meters surrounded by a stone wall that includes the cad that supplied water to the plant, a garden area and a construction, the building of the old plant, with an area of ​​about 100 useful square meters.

Apart from the traditional construction typology, what makes Molino de Santa Ana truly special is its location in the heart of the Tagus, on the banks of the river and next to the San Martín Bridge, one of the most outstanding historical constructions in the city of Toledo. It is also located next to the ecological path that surrounds the city, an ideal space to walk and enjoy the nature that enters the city through the river and some of the most unique views of the monumental city.

In recent times the mill was being used to host youth activities, but these had ceased two years ago, so the building had suffered occupations and had been subject to some deterioration, especially in the interior. Throughout the summer months Ecologistas en Acción de Toledo has been in charge of its reconditioning, counting onthe collaboration of international volunteers hosted by the Toledo City Council.

Today it is the headquarters of Ecologists in Action in Toledo.

Very close to the San Martín Bridge, going down through the gardens of the School of Arts and Crafts the Santa Ana Viewpoint leaves us with a different perspective of the river and the San Martín Bridge, as well as the legendary rock of Tarpeya Rock

 

Corralillo de San Miguel 

From the Corralito de San Miguel, where there is a playground (on one of the city’s private car parks), we are very close to the Alcázar and you can also get beautiful views of the natural environment of the Valley with the Infantry Academy or the Castillo de San Servando on the Tagus River. 

 

Puerta del Sol 

 The viewpoint of the Puerta del Sol, from which we can see the outskirts of the city, is located on the main ascent towards the center of the Historical Quarter, on the way to Plaza de Zocodover.

 

The towers of the Church of San Ildefonso 

We are going to another of the essential monuments in Toledo, the Baroque Church of San Ildefonso or Church of the Jesuits. From its twin towers the panoramic view over the historic center of the city are unforgettable. It is accessed upon payment of entry (visit included in the tourist bracelet of Toledo) 

 

Toledo from the Alcázar 

 It is usually the protagonist of the best images of Toledo, but the Alcázar is also a great viewpoint, specifically its library. The Library of Castilla-La Mancha in the last floors of the Alcázar de Toledo has (apart from its bibliographic collections) reading rooms with some great windows to the interior of the city. Since we are located here, we can visit in the lower part: the Army Museum and the inner courtyard. 

 

Walk of San Cristóbal 

From the Paseo de San Cristóbal, with a playground included, we look out onto another privileged balcony. It is said that El Greco lived very close to here and would probably also be captivated by the views, which would inspire him for more than one of his paintings. The best: sunset and even the night. We are very close to the Sephardic Museum in the Transit Synagogue, the El Greco Museum … 

 

Paseo de Recaredo 

Another great place to spend the sunset is the Paseo de Recaredo. This extra-mural enclave owes its name to one of the most important and well-known Visigoth kings of Toledo, King Recaredo. It is an ideal place to walk and relax while we see the imposing wall of Toledo, the Vega Baja, the river, the Weapons Factory … 

 

Viewpoint of the Palace of Fuensalida 

This is a small viewpoint from the Plaza del Conde, opposite the palace of Fuensalida, current seat of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha. From here we look out to the old commercial district of the Jewish quarter and its narrow streets full of souvenir shops and typical items of Toledo. 

 

Views of Toledo from Los Cigarrales 

 The Cigarrales area is a good option if you want to stay in Toledo, a quiet area on the outskirts, in the middle of nature next to the Tagus river bank and from where you can get an excellent view of Toledo. There are many cortijos converted into hotel establishments, and from the emblematic Parador to other three and four-star hotels, there are varied options to stay. In addition, many hotels take advantage of these privileged views as a framework for their restaurants, the most recognized, not only for their local gastronomy but also because they are real viewpoints, is the Parador or the Kris Doménico.