One can not help being astonished with a town like Toledo. Those who visit along with those who live there are always discovering new things about the town.
The Patios of Toledo are one of the enchantments of the city that slips by for some reason, that's why they are well-known as “the great unknown”.
Some of these patios are open throughout the year, but during the festival of Corpus Christi, more people open their doors so everyone may enjoy these jewels filled with culture and history.
These works of art were built as a refuge for very hot weather. Wells, fountains and plants are all used to help make a fresh and pleasant atmosphere. These “urban oases” are very welcome in a town full of narrow streets and steep hills.
The patios of Toledo, an idea inherit from the Arabs, were the main focus of the houses and were a reflection of domestic life; the rest of the house just surrounded it. The patios were a meeting place for the neighbourhood, where in some cases they acted as a theatre.
Walking about the patios, you can enjoy the beautiful history of Toledo and explore another kind of art and culture that will bring you closer to the intimate life of its residents of the present and of the past.