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An enormously important town declared to be a Historic-Artistic Site. Its strategic position gave rise to it being a site of conflict between Christians and Muslims, a court of kings and the capital of the province in the 19th century.

I n the centre of the town of Toro stands the collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor, from the 12th century. Relevant on the outside is the multicoloured western door, called the door of His Majesty; and on the inside, the famous Flemish painting La Virgen de la Mosca. Next to the collegiate church is the Espolón viewing point, from where you can enjoy with the views of a fertile plain known as the Oasis of Castile. The town also has the remains of a wall from the 10th century; and the gates of Santa Catalina and Corredera, from the 17th and 18th centuries. Noteworthy civil buildings include the façade of the Law Palace, the City Hall, and the palaces of the Counts of Requena, the Marquis of Castrillo or the Marquis of Alcañices. And among the ecclasiastical buildings, the churches of San Lorenzo el Real, in the Mudejar Romanesque style; San Salvador de los Caballeros, which contains a Museum of Religious Art; San Sebastián, and the monasteries of Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara and Santa Sofía.


Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.

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