City of Three Faiths

City of Three Faiths
Alcazar of Toledo: Commanding location, stunning architecture

History is merciless.

Yes, Toledo's Alcazar (Arabic: al-qasar, meaning palace-fort) is like no other.

And the cathedral? Well, just look at it ...

Santa Iglesia Catedral: among Spain's finest

Yet, it is hard to escape the feeling that these landmarks are now mere trophies, like medals on an old, worn uniform – vague allusions to an illustrious past, the full measure and glory of which will never be known.

And what a past it is.