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Iglesia de San Ildefonso (Jesuitas)

Plaza Padre Juan de Mariana, 45002 Toledo, Spain
+34 942 21 3450
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Ranked #17 of 68 attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Dublin
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful church in Toledo, where for only €2.50 you can visit and climb to the top of the two towers at the front of the building for great views across Toledo and the Spanish countryside. Thoroughly recommended.

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Hazel Crest, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

As many have noted, the towers provide an excellent view of the Toledo area. No elevator so you will need to climb the stairs. The climb is not bad unless you have major difficulties with stair climbing. The church reflects a 17th-18th century style, much like St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, but seems modern compared to other Toledo churches.... More

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Alicante, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This church in the center of Toledo is worth a visit. Certainly because you can climb up into the tower. From where one has a good view over the old town of Toledo. Good for some interesting pictures. The best vista in town. The climb up is not that difficult since excellent new metal staircases have been installed. Separate up... More

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Montana Rose
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198 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited on a Friday morning (part of the 8 euro wristband). I wanted to visit this church last time I was here, but it was crowded…this time, hardly anyone there. First off the church is lovely, but I like Jesuit churches, they are always bright and cheerful, very clean lines, pretty statues….simple, yet elegant. We went up to the towers.... More

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London, UK
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105 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I visited the Iglesia de San Ildefonso (Jesuitas) on a day-trip to Toledo, as part of my 7 full-day visit to Madrid, and enjoyed it a lot - especially as it (from my experience) offers unbeatable views of the city 'skyline' from it's large outside roof walkway. --- I have compiled extensive individual Trip Advisor 'Trip Lists' for both my... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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86 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We didn't intend to come here during our visit, but dropped by as we were walking in the area. Entry is available either by ticket or as part of a multi entry card. It isn't well advertised and wasn't in any of our guidebooks. The walk up to the towers is fine, with metal stairs going around the inside of... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you visit the church, definitely go to the top of the twin towers - there's a wonderful view over the center of the city. Not as good as at Mirrador del Valle, but still worth it.

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New Haven, CT, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We didn't find this in our guidebook, but we visited it after the concierge recommended it and were so glad we did. Amazing, 360 degree views of the city. I cannot recommend it more highly.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A tragic history to the building or more the Jesuits who built it. An enormous and beautifully detailed altar and some interesting architecture. Lets face it - most people go here for the views over the city and you will not be disappointed. Can get a bit crowded up there and found it was a little better later in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stumble upon this church while walking along the numerous alleys and paths in toledo. Love the exterilr architecture so decided to explore more of it. You pay 2.50 euro in order to climb the up the tower for a bird eye view of toledo. It was certsinly worth it due to the excellent views of the city, you can... More

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