Shrine to the Virgin of the Valley

If you find yourself in Toledo, don’t miss the chance to see this chapel. Whether or not you’re a religious person, the site has breathtaking views of the city and the Tagus.

Once you’ve taken it all in head into the chapel itself. The charming building dates back to 1575 but by the end of the 18th century found itself in ruins. In 1859 it was restored to its former glory. It’s a simple building with a single nave and a bell gable in lieu of a church tower.

Attached to the chapel are the residences of both the priest and the lay caretaker, one either side. If you’d like to get married here make sure to ring the bell three times. Legend has it that those who do will later get married.

Every year on 1st May a pilgrimage is celebrated in honour of the Virgin Mary and her icon is taken out on procession. It is a very important day for Toledanos.

Summer Opening Hours: 10:30-14:00, 17:00-20:00

Winter Opening Hours: 9:00-13:00, 15:00-18:00

Closed on Mondays. Free entry.