Day trips have become an important part of our adventures. So, when folks started urging us to visit the hilltown (and "HILL"town is not an exaggeration) of Toledo, we decided to take the thirty minute train ride south of Madrid to see this former home of the artist El Greco. There has been a city on this site at least since the fifth century before the birth of Christ. One of the major highlights has been the historical coexistence between the Arabs (Moors), Jews, and Christians. Churches stand next to synagogues, and around the corner from mosques. There is just so much to see that we actually spent two days exploring Toledo, that is once we were able to find our way through the streets. Being a medieval city, the narrow streets twist and turn so much, and the names change without warning, that the inexperienced can easily feel lost, even with a map. On one occasion we had to ask six different people for the location of a particular street we needed, only to find that it was an alley that we passed several times. But that just added to the mystique of Toledo. You have to be flexible. Sometimes, that can lead to unexpected discoveries.
We found the narrow streets of Toledo to be a challenge to navigate, often because the names changed without warning.