The city of Toledo is known as the “City of Three Cultures” as a result of the influences of Christians, Spanish Jews and Muslims. In fact, the Jewish quarter of Toledo still has manifestations of the Jews in Spain and one of those expressions can be found in the Sephardic Museum.
The San Juan Bautista Hospital was built on the outskirts of Toledo, Spain, between 1541 and 1603 by order of Cardinal Juan Pardo de Tavera and, therefore, the popular reference to the building as the Tavera Hospital. The building is also known as the Exterior Hospital as it was literally outside the city walls of Toledo.
The city of “Toletum”, now Toledo, Spain, was known before Roman times for being a “small town fortified by its location”. Rome further fortified the city with walls and access achieved through a series of gates or portals. The Moors added their signature traits to ensure the city even more.
Before recently visiting the city of Toledo (Spain), some of the members of the Legends of Toledo group suggested we go to the Paseo de La Vega to savor what they consider the best “churros” in Toledo. So we arived mid-morning, at the “Kiosko Catalino Churrería”, located within the park area in front of Cardenal Tavera street and from where we enjoy a spectacular view of the Bisagra Gate. Continue reading “The “churros” of Paseo de La Vega”