Terrace of the Hotel Carlos V, Toledo. © CEG.Capital Española de la Gastronomía
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Restaurant in Toledo © CEG.Capital Española de la Gastronomía
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2016 in Toledo is shaping up to be a year of celebration and lots of flavour. The city has been chosen as the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy, and also commemorates the 30th anniversary of the declaration of its historic city as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. Were you looking for a good excuse to visit?
A modern and reinvented cuisine grounded in tradition and the use of local products. This describes the cuisine of Toledo, and its role as the capital of Spanish gastronomy is a perfect excuse to discover it. This award is granted by the Spanish Federation of Journalists and Tourist Writers and the Spanish Hotel and Catering Association.
Tasting the city
If eating in Toledo was already extremely enjoyable, imagine what it'll be like this year - a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The city is full of bars and restaurants where you can try traditional dishes, particularly in the historic centre, on the banks of the Tagus, or in the Santa Teresa district.
Calle Alfileritos is one of the most typical areas, with places where you can enjoy the setting as much as the food, as many of them are old Toledo houses or mansions on several floors, sensitively restored. Other recommendations for good food are the Parador of Toledo and two restaurants with Michelin stars, “El Carmen de Montesión” and “La Casa del Carmen”.
To mark its year as gastronomic capital, visitors can acquire the “Toledopass Gourmet”, entitling them to a drink and a tapa in any of the seven bars and restaurants taking part. It costs €4, with 50% off if you buy it online.
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