The past two days have been filled with explorations of two cities near Spain. On Monday we visited Toledo, which used to be the capital of Spain until it was moved to Madrid in 1561. It was about an hour away by bus. The city is surrounded by a decent sized wall and is surrounded by rural plains. Inside the city walls are several beautiful cathedrals and a giant defensive fort.
Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo. From the majority of the outside, it doesn't look like much, but inside is beautiful. I haven't been to many cathedrals, but this one was by far my favorite. Inside(where pictures are not allowed) there were several chapels with beautiful altars and ceilings. There was also an incredible amount of stained glass, even on the high windows several stories up. Not bad for a cathedral finished in the 15th century.
Catedral Primada Santa María, but I personally thought it was better because pictures were allowed inside. It was built from the period of 1525 to 1768 after the previous was destroyed in 1521.
Alcazar de Segovia. It is a 12th century castle and apparently Sleeping Beauty's castle was based off of it's design. We paid to go on a walk through on the first floor and it had beautiful carpets, tapestries, ceilings, and furniture.