From the Alcazar, we head west towards the old Jewish Quarter of the city. On the way, you will get to admire one of Toledo’s main attractions: the metalwork. Toledo was famous in medieval times for its blacksmiths, especially for the quality of the armor and swords it produced. Nowadays there is store after store showcasing swords, shields, and other medieval paraphernalia that can be purchased as souvenirs.
But Toledo is also known for a much more delicate form of metalworking. Thanks to the Arab influence on the city, there are many artisans that are experts in “damasquinado”, the art of inlaying gold into burnt steel, a technique that originated in Damascus. You will get to visit a traditional workshop and see how these beautiful works of art are created.