Thursday, July 3, 2014

SPAIN - Historic City of Toledo

"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." -

Postcard 1

"The card shows the San Martin bridge,
a medieval bridge across the Tagus River in Toledo.
It was built in the 16th century to provide access to the old town from the west.
Defensive towers stand at each end of the bridge...", shares Fabienne.
Thank you so much Fabienne for sharing this great postcard with me!

Postcard 2

"In this aerial view, the two most conspicuous buildings are the
Cathedral (on the left) and the Alcazar (a palace-castle, on the right).
The former boasts some amazing El Greco's paintings and the latter, the Museum of the Army. Both are very interesting...", shares Oscar.
Thank you so much Oscar for this great postcard!
I have yet to discover why the stamps have no denomination(?)

1 comment:

Fa Bienne said...

You're welcome, I'm glad that you received it.