The Imperial Ciaudad, is a succession of wonderful writings, which handed down it’s multicultural history.
From the Roman times till Philip II, through the Visigoths, Toledo has experienced great periods.
From The First Empire and the medieval period we can find beautiful inscriptions in Roman capitals with the joints between the letters that have literally surprised us by their way of being contemporary and the easy way to read.
Beyond written records the Arabs left a particular taste for floral and aniconic decorations, whereas from the Semitic culture there remain just few traces (at the time of our visit, the temple was closed for renovation).
Walking through the streets of the city you can retrace the western writing history, from the art nouveau clock station, which welcomes us at the arrival, till the medieval gates set in stone.
Arrived at the museum we discovered the great works of potters, that with their care for letters design, made possible to store and summarize the salient features of the town typography.
When we arrived at the cathedral, our journey has reached its peak. This monument allows you to see countless words written in: romanesque, gothic, uncial and other calligraphies, in a succession that is harmonic and chaotic at the same time. Inside there are kept manuscripts donated by
the King of France in 400. and various examples of artistic techniques applied to writing.
We think Toledo is a “not to be missed city”, to discover the history of writing.
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