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Toledo - Zocodover Square, the nerve center of the city's social life

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Zocodover Square of Toledo

When you visit Toledo you will see that the monumental center of this historic city is the Town Hall Square, where the primated cathedral, but the true nerve center is the Zocodover Square, where for centuries it has been the axis of social life.

What's more, possibly Zocodover the place from where you will start your Toledo visit, because all the bus lines arrive at this square. I will also tell you that there you will find the Tourist office from the city.

But, what does it mean Zocodover, name of undoubted Arabic origin? Its meaning in Arabic is beast market, which indicates that it was used as a livestock market.


Zocodover Square of Toledo

Subsequently, during Middle Ages in the Zocodove Squarer celebrations were celebrated, like the cucañas, or also place the executions of prisoners.

The Zocodover Square from Toledo It was destroyed by a great fire in 1589, but the configuration that we can now see, of a rectangular porticoed square, is due to a great reform carried out in 1854.

Now when it reaches Zocodover you always find a great commercial environment and terraces in this almost completely pedestrian square. From it starts the Commerce street that will take you to the Town Hall Square and the aforementioned Toledo Cathedral.


Entrance arch to the Zocodover square in Toledo

This characteristic of the commercial axis of the city has been reaffirmed with the recent inauguration in its vicinity of the new market of San Agustín, a modern gastronomic center in line with those that are being so popular in major European cities.

Pictures Zocodover in Toledo

Here you have more photos of Zocodover Square from Toledo.









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