TOLEDO
Toledo (Latin: Toletum; In Arabic: طليطلة Ṭulayṭela) is a city and
municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It is the
capital of the province of Toledo and of the autonomous community of
Castile-La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in
1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the
former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of
Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures. Many famous people and artists
were born or lived in Toledo, including Garcilaso de la Vega, Alfonso X and
El Greco, and it was the place of important historic events such as the
Visigothic Councils of Toledo. As of 2005, the city has a population of
75,578 and an area of 232.1 km² (89.59 square miles).
July 26:  We went to Toledo, Spain (former cap.) and renowned for its iron and gold
works.  I bought a little Christmas gift here.  We ordered a late lunch in a bar/grill
with very slow service.  We toured a very old and beautiful church (probably the
one I liked best of all the churches we toured) and stopped in a nunnery.  We took
another tour around Madrid but we were getting toured out.  Six stayed for the
Padra Museum, others went shopping and would catch a bus back to the hotel and 5
of us went back to the hotel.  Donna and I took a walk to find some dinner.  No one
opens up until 8:00 p.m. due to their afternoon siesta.  The waitress did not speak
English.  We pointed to an item on the menu and she waved her arms and said
“Bock, Bock”.  We thought we were getting a chicken sandwich but instead it was a
scrambled egg sandwich!