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    Saturday, June 04, 2011

    Toledo, Spain

    "Swords of Toledo"
     Right - Toledan marzipan
      
     The marzipan of Toledo is considered one of its finest food products

    Right - Damascene "Damasquinado de Oro or "Damasquino" is the art of decorating non-precious metals with gold. It has roots in the Middle Ages and originates from the oriental-style artisan work done in Damascus, Syria. The craft, perfected by the Arabs and brought with them to Spain, has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries.

    For centuries Toledo has been renowned for the steel blades made for knives and swords

    Toledo is situated near to Madrid, the capital of Spain, and is full of many charming narrow, winding streets which are almost like a labyrinth.

    Other characteristic Toledan products include swords and other weapons and lace and embroidered materials.  During the 13th century Toledo became one of the few places in Spain where Moors, Christians and Jews managed to live together and tolerate eachother more or less peacefully (although not as idyllicly as some history accounts would have us believe), and the singular combination of styles and cultures which resulted from this period in Toeldo's history is one of the city's unique characteristics. Visitors can still admire the remains of churches, mosques and sinagogues built during this time, which is also known as the City of the Three Cultures.

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