LOCAL ATTRACTIONS TO CASA TONANTRON
CALLE SEGADORES 12
Guadamur is a very laid back quiet community but has all amenities required if your aim is to stay
local. Local supermarket, bread shop, bars, cafes, pharmacy, fruit and veg shop, hardware stores,
hairdressers and tobacconist. There are also dentists, doctors surgery, veterinary practices, fuel
station and larger supermarkets within a few minutes drive from the village.
Casa Tonantron is set at the end of a road of detached properties about 5 mins walk to village
centre and has unspoilt views to the rear of the property across large olive groves and mountain
terrain in the distance. This property will suit a multitude of requirements for your stay, if you just want relaxation and a peaceful vacation then this certainly ticks the box. If you want to explore the area and visit attractions, cities etc it acts as an excellent base with such good road networks this property is so accessible.
TOLEDO is the closest city and is certainly worth a look as it has immense history. Toledo was
conquered by the Romans in 192BC, and later invaded by the Barbarians. Alanis captured the
town in 411, and Visigoths dominated the peninsula and made Toledo the capital of Spain. The
moors arrived in 711 and Islam dominated Toledo but there were 3 major religious communities
peacefully co-existing, the Moslems, the Mozarabes (christians living under Moslem rule) and the
In 1035, Alfonso VI of Castilla captured Toledo. In the 13th century there was a huge cultural revival under King Alfonso X, and the school of translators was established. There, sages translated works from Arabic or Hebrew into Latin, thereby spreading the knowledge of the educated Moslems and giving Europe the means of classical learning through the translation of the great Greek philosophers.
The Christians “reconquest” took place in 1492 and Ferdinand and Isabella expelled the Jews. By the 16th century Carlos I of Spain and V of Austria settled his court in Toledo. Following a decline. However, the court was moved to Madrid in 1561. Toledo never regained its former importance and continued to decline until democracy was enacted at the end of the 1970s. Toledo became the capital of the autonomous community of Castilla La Mancha and has been on an incline ever since.
Synagogues, mosques and churches stand together in Toledos historic quarter, a testament to the medieval Spanish city diverse history. The four towers of the Alcazar, a fortress built in 1085,
dominate the skyline. Toledo and its surrounding countryside inspired El Greco, and his paintings are on display in many places around the city, including the museum that bears his name.
Explore Toledo - just a few listed below:
Puerta de Bisagra - the original main entrance to the city which has been restored to its former glory.
Catedral Primada - One of the most imposing cathedrals in Spain, and a superb example of Gothic architecture.
Mirador del Valle - view the “old city” from the other side of the river from this viewpoint that gives a superb panoramic view of the city.
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes - built to commemorate the victory of the battle of Toro, 15th century Franciscan monastery.
San Martin Bridge - medieval bridge that crosses the Tagus river which surrounds Toledo, for the modern day adventurist you can zip wire across the river parallel to the bridge!
Alcazar Museo del Ejercito - fortress located on the highest point of Toledo which has been restored to its former state and is now the city’s army museum.
There are many interesting attractions in the city of Toledo which tell historic tales and certainly worth a look at. Toledo is a large city and ideally to absorb the history of it it is wise to spend time
to take it all in over several days or weeks.
A lot of the older shops have cellars/caves beneath them and years ago were all interlinked by tunnels so that monarchy could escape underground without trace.
PUY DU FOU ESPANA
AUTOVIA CM 40, SALIDA 13, 45004 - TOLEDO
Irene Palomino Martin (Communication Manager)
Tel: +34 925 63 01 35
This is a MUST to visit, allow at least a full day or more to embrace this magical experience and to see all the spectacular live shows that are programmed for you!!
A GIANT TIMELINE THROUGH THE HISTORY OF SPAIN - By the light of the setting sun on the banks of the Tagus river, the young washer woman Maria encounters the old water carrier from
Toledo. The old man takes her back on a trip through time, reliving Spain’s glory days.
THE BIGGEST SHOW IN SPAIN! A show where history comes back to life, bursting forth from the ramparts of the city and the depths of the old, slumbering river. Experience a show as you have never seen before. El Sueno de Toledo, the biggest show in Spain!
IMMERSIVE SHOW Allende la Mar Oceana - The Santa Maria awaits the conquerors of the new world. Granada was now Christian and Christopher Columbus last meeting with Queen Isabel took an unexpected turn. Castile would pay for the adventurous expedition. The caravel Santa Maria awaits docked in the port of Palos. The mission is to unite east by west. Cathay and Zipango await a new world to discover.
EL ULTIMO CANTAR For Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar honour is his life, and his life his sword. Loyalty, honour and duty. These are more than words for the young Rodrigo. He will forge his legend in a fragmented Castile without forgetting his vows as a knight. History may forget his deeds but, as long as his last song is heard in a singe square, his legend will live on forever.
CETRERIA DE REYES The eagle of Al-Andalus meets the Castilian Goshawk. The troops of the Caliphate of Cordoba have fallen at Simancas. The campaign with which Abderraman III wanted to out the rebellious Christian kingdoms in check had failed. Exhausted by the battle, the contenders have agreed to a truce. They will no longer fight on earth, but that will not prevent them from measuring their strengths in the skies. Weapons now give way to the falconry of kings.
A PLUMA Y ESPADA The meson de la fruta wears its best galas. Don Fernan Gomez, Mayor of Toldeo makes his debut as a playwright. Nobody in the city wants to miss the new play which promises to guarantee a spectacle in the corral de comdias. Laughter is guaranteed, it remains to be seen who will laugh the last.
EL VAGAR DE LOS SIGLOS The passage of time can do everything and the Alijares have been silent witnesses of many stories. If you listen carefully you can still hear the echoes of some of them. Stranger thousands of footsteps have stood on this hard earth before you. Rocks, stones and holm oaks have seen kingdoms rise and fall.
EL PREGON DE LA PUEBLA The news of the kingdom is told with a bugle and a drum. The edicts of the council of La Puebla Real are proclaimed loudly and solemnly to passers-by and residents. They confirm the customs and privileges granted in the time of Alfonso “the brave” and ratified by the wise king. He who has ears, let him hear!
LEPANTO, NUMANCIA AND THEIR WAR OF INDEPENDENCE Two old friends meet again at the door of the Corral de Comedias. Both fought in Lepantto, they are true war veterans. They reminisce about those hard times before they hit the road again. Further on, a warrior builds a wall with his own hands. He is a survivor of Numancia. Maria de Prado also knows a lot about war. She carries heavy sacks of flour, but in the past she was forced to take up her sword. Anonymous stories of Spains great deeds. Penitent pilgrims and a strident watchman.