Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas

Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas

Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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  • Matthew J
    Buena Park, California541 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stairway to a panoramic view
    Having visited many churches and cathedrals, the opportunity to climb both towers made this church stand out. The church is ornate and the views of Toledo are amazing! Admission is 4 Euros or buy a bracelet for 12 Euros to visit 7 Toledo monuments. We noticed that not everyone was up to the challenge of climbing all the stairs to the top, so keep that in mind!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • David H
    Cambridge, Massachusetts832 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views of Toledo
    To view this church, one must pay a small entry fee. It is worth it given the impressive interior including high quality depictions of saints and, most importantly, the walk to the tour. This has some information on the history of Toledo including El Greco. At the top, the view of the city is fantastic. It is a moderate walk up to the tower and there are some warnings for people with acrophobia but it is definitely worth it!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 1, 2023
  • elawson
    628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't forget to climb the tower steps!
    This church is also beautiful...but after seeing one or two churches daily while visiting Spain, they begin to blur together. You start to disregard how amazing they really are. Especially when you're hot or exhausted from traipsing through Toledo's streets for hours! So take a moment to appreciate the interior. Relax for a few minutes. Because now you've got to climb the steps to the bell tower and admire Toledo from above! It's worth the 3 Euros for the experience though the views aren't especially breathtaking. But still, you're already there, so why not!?
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • johnmodesto
    Modesto, California747 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely church with beautiful views of Toledo from the twin towers
    This is a magnificent church, large and beautifully decorated. The side chapels are lovely and merit examination. On your way up and down from the towers you access the second floor, which will provide another point of view of the church and it's chapels. Once on top there are two towers and a passage between them, the views of the city are exceptional. Entrance is 4 euros, the better deal is to buy the tourist wristband for 12 euros, which allows you to visit 7 ecclesiastical attractions.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,090 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another beautiful church in Toledo
    Iglesia de los Jesuitas is another beautiful church in Toledo. The entree fee is €4 but it is included on the tourist wristband for €12 for 7 ecclesiastical attractions. The wristband was included as part of our bus day trip to Toledo from Madrid. My wife and I had just completed a leisurely lunch of charcuterie at El Medieval tapas bar around the corner from the church when we walked by it and decided to drop it. We were glad we did. It is beautiful inside with wonderful side altars. We didn’t take the time to go up to the tower, but we heard the views of Toledo are spectacular up there.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Fiona S
    Boston, Massachusetts337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite bell tower!
    Great bell tower views. My favorite bell tower to date, except for Notre Dame in Paris back in the 80s before they spoiled the fun by putting up chicken wire safety fences over everything (and of course before the fire). Even if you are church-saturated, please take the time to stop at this church and climb the steps.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 31, 2024
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Iglesia de los Jesuitas is another beautiful church in Toledo. The entree fee is €4 but it is included on the tourist wristband for €12 for 7 ecclesiastical attractions. The wristband was included as part of our bus day trip to Toledo from Madrid. My wife and I had just completed a leisurely lunch of charcuterie at El Medieval tapas bar around the corner from the church when we walked by it and decided to drop it. We were glad we did. It is beautiful inside with wonderful side altars. We didn’t take the time to go up to the tower, but we heard the views of Toledo are spectacular up there.
Written January 17, 2024
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It is a large baroque church. Very attentive employees. Inside the church, several side chapels. Stairs lead to the bell tower, from which you can admire the beautiful panorama of Toledo. The views from the tower are just amazing. From the top of the tower there is a beautiful panorama of almost the entire city. I recommend going up the tower and looking at Toledo from above.
Written April 23, 2022
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leonardo_1964
Milano975 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
First of all, this church is really impressive with its dimensions. It is worth spending enough time inside since it is very rich. It is interesting also to climb to the roof to enjoy the view over the city of Toledo.
Written August 28, 2022
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Matthew J
Buena Park, CA541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Having visited many churches and cathedrals, the opportunity to climb both towers made this church stand out. The church is ornate and the views of Toledo are amazing! Admission is 4 Euros or buy a bracelet for 12 Euros to visit 7 Toledo monuments. We noticed that not everyone was up to the challenge of climbing all the stairs to the top, so keep that in mind!
Written July 22, 2023
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elawson
philadelphia area628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This church is also beautiful...but after seeing one or two churches daily while visiting Spain, they begin to blur together. You start to disregard how amazing they really are. Especially when you're hot or exhausted from traipsing through Toledo's streets for hours!
So take a moment to appreciate the interior. Relax for a few minutes. Because now you've got to climb the steps to the bell tower and admire Toledo from above!
It's worth the 3 Euros for the experience though the views aren't especially breathtaking. But still, you're already there, so why not!?
Written October 9, 2023
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Fiona S
Boston, MA337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great bell tower views. My favorite bell tower to date, except for Notre Dame in Paris back in the 80s before they spoiled the fun by putting up chicken wire safety fences over everything (and of course before the fire). Even if you are church-saturated, please take the time to stop at this church and climb the steps.
Written May 31, 2024
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Detlef Z
64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Is it worth the trouble and entry fee to see the view. That too of cramped quarters. Definitely no !
Written September 8, 2020
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LPWilliams
London, UK1,042 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
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.

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I have compiled extensive individual Trip Advisor 'Trip Lists' for both my day-trips to Toledo and visit to see the sights of Madrid, they are entitled respectively 'Toledo Day-Trip from Madrid Oct 2013' and 'Madrid Attractions (+ Toledo/Segovia Day Trips) : 7 Full-Day Visit Oct 2013'. Please feel free to access them via my TA Profile (by clicking my TA 'name' below the photo on the left of this review) and links in each TL. I hope that they are of interest and use to you and that all of my individual reviews/photos/videos get posted properly; don't forget that videos aren't posted with the review like photos are, so it's best to locate them via my TA profile....
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Like most attractions in Toledo, it costs to visit the 'Iglesia de los Jesuitas', aka on TA as 'Iglesia de San Ildefonso (Jesuitas)'. For my visit I bought the good-value (EU8, available to buy from each attraction - it includes a useful city map) 'Toledo Tourist Wristband' (ticket), which adds 5 other attractions to the paid-for 'visit list'.

I will add info photos of the 'Toledo Tourist Wristband' to this review, along with example photos of the church interior (where flash-free photography is allowed) and rooftop views.

The facade of this church is nothing special, but the inside is very elegant - being predominantly white with gold-coloured decorations/adornments, arched cloisters, pretty balconies, an impressive dome and a nicely-decorated altar.

BUT that's not all for you to see here, as this under-visited church has a VERY significant trump card to play - namely a superbly constructed outside rooftop viewing 'walkway' which offers unbeatable, open and largely unobstructed long-distance views of the city skyline.

Having earlier been massively under whelmed by the extra-cost tower 'climb' of Toledo cathedral (see my review), the vantage point that this church offers was really what I was looking for, and then some !

I continue to be baffled by not only how much more 'popular' Toledo cathedral is than any other attraction in the city, but how well it has almost completely 'cornered' the market in attracting tourists to gain a city view from it's tower.- when the entire (expensive !) 'experience' is managed rather shabbily AND the views from the top of the tower are poor/obstructed.

As well as photos, I will also append some video clips to this TA page to show the interior and rooftop views.

Ignore the hype and apparent 'superiority' of Toledo cathedral and learn from my visit experience - by all means visit Toledo cathedral, but don't do the optional tower climb. Instead, visit the 'Iglesia de los Jesuitas'/'Iglesia de San Ildefonso' to firstly see the attractive interior AND then to further enjoy the fantastic skyline views from the rooftop walkway - probably in peaceful solitude like it was for me....
Written January 19, 2014
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BrussoDallas
Dallas, TX2,103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
I think this should be the number 1 thing in Toledo! The Church itself is beautiful with its fresh/clean white decor and the tower views make it all worth it. The climb isn’t too bad, especially considering what you see when you get to the top. This should not be missed!

We did a day trip to Toledo from Madrid. I pre-booked the Renfe tickets (which cannot be booked more than 62 days out) on their website (when it worked :S) and when it didn’t I used this website http://petrabax.com/ & paid the small fee they charge for booking.
In my opinion, the $5 fee is well worth it given the trouble Renfe can be. If you want to give Renfe’s site a shot this link is very helpful - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187514-c80518/Madrid:Spain:Buying.Renfe.Tickets.Online..html

We took the 9:20 train that got us to Toledo at 9:53 We then took the city bus (you can take 5,6 or 22) to Plaza de Zocodover Sq which is in the center of everything. The bus is easy & only 1.20/person/per ride. The busses pick up outside the station, just walk to your right until you see the stop (it’s obvious once you’re there)
We spent the day doing this self guided walking tour http://www.spain.info/en_US/reportajes/un_dia_en_toledo.html It was a good way to see what Toledo had to offer but their suggested times are waaaaaayyy too long. We had so much extra time we didn’t know what to do & actually ended up taking an earlier train back. (We were supposed to take the 5:25 train back to Madrid but took the 4:15 instead ~ which Renfe will change your tickets for free which is very nice if your plans change)
I think 6 hours in Toledo was plenty of time for us but we didn’t go into everything that the tour takes about going into, we more just walked around & looked at stuff. We did stop for the snack at the Alcazar fortress library (which had nice views too) but the only other thing we did was this so we could climb the towers & see the great views of Toledo.

We also did a side trip to Avila & Segovia (in one day), if you only have time for 1 side trip from Madrid I’d suggest the Avila/Segovia route over the Toledo route.
Written May 17, 2012
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Ant440
Manchester, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
A nice church on the inside, with affordable entry fee. What this little gem secretly has to offer though, is arguably the best view of Toledo on it's roof. Walk up the stairs, burn off that bocadillo, and get the best photos in the city!
Staff were very friendly, and photography was permitted throughout.
Written December 14, 2018
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