Monday 7 May 2012

Toledo: Mazapán is not as bad as you think

On our way to Cordoba we stopped in at Toledo. It is known for (amongst other things, like knives) its mazapán, which tasted better than the marzipan I know from home - more almondy and less...gross. Toledo is a cute place, and apparently was the centre of Spanish arts and culture when it was under Muslim control in 711(!)

Of course there is a Catedral, an Alcázar, and a shitload of stroller-destroying-and-baby-shaking cobblestones: a pattern that would become very familiar. We parked outside town and walked in to avoid having to bend the car around medieval streets.

Fantastic view of the town from the other side of the river

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