Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the
Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of
the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the
temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the
repository of more than 2,000 years of history. Its masterpieces are the
product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the
existence of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam –
was a major factor.