Toledo is another fascinating city of Spain that was declared as a World Heritage Site in the year of 1986 by UNESCO. This declaration was made as Toledo consists of extensive monumental and cultural heritage. It is to further consider that the city contains the Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures in harmony. From the research and interactions with the local, I found that the city of Toledo was historically known as Toletum. The locals indicated that this was considered as a small city that is both secured and fortified through the geographical location. The city was under the rule of the Roman Empire.
The city comprises of the ancient basements, water pipes, passages, baths and wells that were established in the Roman times. Furthermore, number of church councils took place under the Visigoths in the city of Toledo. The city became the primary center for the literacy and wiring within the Iberian Peninsula in the seventh century.
Various arts were formed in the year of 1085 wherein the Azuleo in the Plaza de Espana was depicted in a conquest of Toledo. The Omeyyad caliphate fell in the 11th century after which the city became sole taifa kingdom. Furthermore, the Alcazar of Toledo became famous in the 19th and 20th centuries as the academy of military. The diverse range of patrimonial evidence and art provided with the influence on the present architecture and arts across Toledo. It is considered that the mixture of the three cultures also formed a cultural distinction and provided with the distinct elements to the city that are not present elsewhere.
The festival of las Falles is a traditional and historic celebration of r the Saint Joseph’s commemoration within Valencia, Spain. The name of the festival itself suggests the celebration and the burnt monuments during celebration. The tows within the region holds similar celebrations that were originated from the former Falles de Valencia festival. This festival was added as the intangible cultural humanity heritage by UNESCO in the year of 2016.