Car Hire in Toledo
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Car Hire in Toledo
Overlooking the Tagus River, Toledo is one of Spain’s most visited cities. The majestic city’s history dates to the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Once an imperial capital until Spain’s royals moved to Madrid in the sixteenth century, Toledo’s enchanting cobbled streets and historic monuments inspire admiration and awe. Driving in Toledo is a great way to explore the historic city and the surrounding area. Our branch is close to the city’s main railway station.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Toledo
Hiring a car in Toledo gives you the opportunity to explore the city freely. You can really discover this beautiful and historic region at your own pace and from the comfort of one of our modern vehicles. Our Toledo branch supplies a range of safe and clean vehicles. From minis and compact cars to saloons and estates, we have the perfect car for your holiday needs. We also offer premium vehicles and powerful SUVs for added comfort. If you are travelling with a group, we supply spacious people carriers.
Attractions in Toledo
Toledo’s medieval streets are perfect for losing yourself while admiring a city that has seen Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities thrive. As you walk along the cobblestone streets within the city’s medieval walls, you will see remnants of each culture. The Alcazar was originally built as a fortress in the tenth century by Spain’s former Muslim rulers. Since then, the site was used as a royal residence, a military academy and, more recently, a sprawling military museum. Built in 1356, the Sinagoga del Transito sits where Toledo’s Jewish community thrived during the fourteenth century. It now houses the Sephardic Museum, which showcases the culture and history of Jews in Spain.
The hilltop Catedral de Toledo is visible from virtually every street in the old town. Inside, there are portraits of the city’s cardinals from the past five centuries. Other highlights inside this grand monument include the stunning Baroque ‘Transparente’ and the cathedral’s art gallery, which features works by Goya, Titian, Raphael, Rubens and others. Blending several architectural styles, the Mezquita Cristo de la Luz and Iglesia del Salvador were former mosques that were converted into churches following the Spanish Reconquista. For some of the best views of Toledo, visit the Iglesia de los Jesuitas atop the highest spot in the city.
Places to Visit Outside Toledo
Day trip options beyond the city include Spain’s capital, Madrid. The cultural and economic heart of the country is about an hour’s drive east via the A-42. About 33 kilometres south of Toledo on the N-41 is Orgaz. The picturesque town features an elegant eighteenth-century cathedral, a castle built in the fourteenth century and many hermitage churches. Close to Orgaz is the Museo de Art Visigodo, an interesting museum in Arisgotas dedicated to rare Visigoth art from the seventh century. Situated where the Tagus and Jarama rivers meet, Aranjuez is about 4 minutes north-east of Toledo via the N-4. Designed as a royal town, it was once only accessible by royalty and their servants. The Royal Palace is an imposing building built in the eighteenth century. It includes formal gardens at the Jardin de la Isla and the attractive riverside Jardin del Principe.
You can also drive your hire car north along the A-42 and M-5 or the AP-51 to the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama and the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. About a 9-minute drive from Toledo, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was the centre of power during the reign of Spain’s King Philip II. Completed in 1584, the grounds include a pantheon with the remains of the imperial ruler and his parents, Charles V and Empress Isabel of Portugal. Other highlights include the Basilica of El Escorial and the Gallery of Battles with scenes of Philip’s military exploits. Close to El Escorial is the Valle de los Caidos, the site of General Franco’s tomb and a memorial to casualties of the Spanish Civil War.
Airport Car Hire
Most visitors travelling by air to Toledo arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport. Toledo is about an hour’s drive south-west of the airport via the M-4 and A-42. Our branch is located at Terminal 4 and cars are within walking distance of the arrivals area. Once you arrive, our helpful staff ensure you are on your way to Toledo as quickly as possible.
Parking and Traffic Information in Toledo
Toledo’s old town and its cobbled streets are often congested with pedestrians and vehicles. Parking along the narrow streets is often a challenge. One of the best spots to park is a large car park in Calle de Santa Ursula, which provides a perfect place to park. Since the city is a popular day trip destination for visitors based in Madrid, the A-42 suffers from congestion. This is particularly true during peak hours, including morning and afternoon commutes.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Toledo offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.
Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our Toledo van hire page to find out more.