Top of Toledo

Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage – and it’s not hard to see why! The cathedral of Toledo is one of the three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain. Construction begun in 1226 under the rule of Ferdinand III and the last GothicContinue reading “Top of Toledo”

Palermo Cathedral and surrounds

We head onwards from the market to take a look at some of the main architectural treats that the city has to offer. Below is the Palazzo dei NormanniĀ or theĀ Royal Palace of Palermo. This was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards as the main seat of powerContinue reading “Palermo Cathedral and surrounds”