Today we visited Toledo, one of the oldest and most historically rich cities in all of Spain. Historically speaking, Toledo garnered fame as a city in which Jews, Catholics, and Muslims could all live together in relative peace.
However, perhaps even more famously, Toledo garnered fame as a producer of fine swords and knives, thanks to its long smithing tradition. Unsurprisingly, during their free time, many students took the chance to tour some of the various different shops in which such fine hardware was being sold. Once free time concluded, we finished off the day with a further tour of the city and a visit to two famous museums, the first being an ancient Jewish synagogue, and the second being the home and art studio of famous Spanish Renaissance painter, El Greco. Unfortunately, after concluding the final tour it was time to go home. Nonetheless, it was a day filled with new sights, fun, and adventure.
33 students and 4 teachers from LOLHS travel to Salamanca, Spain for the experience of a lifetime! We look forward to sharing our adventure this April break.