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Time Exploring Toledo, Spain

Before Toledo I saw many pictures of the city and already knew I was going to love it. Little did I know that the city was going to take my breath away. The outskirt of the city is surrounded by a flowing river with many ruins that have never been restored. It was an amazing first impression of the city and I was immediately hooked. The already busy city was even more alive in the night time. It seemed as if the people multiplied once the sun went down. The night life is just as beautiful as the day because there are more people to see and more activities to do. I wish that we did not have to leave so soon.

The ISA HS Sevilla group was in Toledo for a day on the 14th. During that time we saw many ruins, beautiful landmarks, and presence of culture all throughout Toledo. Toledo was once home to the King and Queen of Spain, Isabel and Fernando. The city was also once the capital of Spain but then to Madrid. The time we had in Toledo was unforgettable, we learned many new things and also learned about the culture of Toledo. Our tour brought us to the Iglesia de Santo Tomé which held the famous painting by Greco, the name of the painting was El entierro del Conde de Orgaz, or in English The Burial of the Count Orgaz. Although we were in a very crowded room, the painting was still breathtaking. This along with many other monuments represented Toledo.

The above post was contributed by Avery Schlemmer, who is participating in the Sevilla 1 program.

Arriving in Toledo I was expecting a city almost stuck in time. Being a historical landmark I expected to see the city of Toledo in the same state it was 100 years ago. While the city maintains it historical façade   many of the businesses are modern and thrive off of tourist business. With the many tourist sites one is not likely to come across many natives, but none the less the city is absolutely beautiful. The winding streets and the breathtaking views will make you never want to leave. Betwen the views, the sights, and the food in Toledo one could easily fall in love with this historically beautiful city.

The above post was contributed by Anna Nyszczy, who is participating in the Sevilla 1 program.

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