Hot summers, Sunny Days
Toledo is a warm city with hot and dry summers and mild winters. Sometimes it can get as hot as +40°C (104ºF) so it’s better to avoid August if you don’t tolerate hot weather. But if you go in August, you just need to spend more time in the fresh interior of the temples, like the monasteries, the old synagogues and the Cathedral.
The good thing is that you’ll find sunny days almost all year around, and when it rains, it’s usually not a lot (just with a look at the landscape you’ll see that is a dry area).
There a few festivities throughout the year which can make your trip to Toledo more interesting and memorable.
- Corpus Christi is the most important date for Toledo. It is also one of the oldest festivities in the city which dates back to the 15th century. This religious celebration is held 9 weeks after Easter and takes place in the centre of Toledo city. People of Toledo start preparing for this celebration a month before, including decorating the city. The festival begins with people checking if everything is as it should be, this day is always on Thursday. The most important event during this celebration is the procession that starts in the afternoon though the city center. The beginning and the ending of this procession is at the Toledo Cathedral.
- Holy week is refers to the week of Easter and is celebrated for longer in Toledo than in other cities, it starts even 2 weeks before the actual celebration, on Thursday. There are various processions every day of the holy week that are held at nights which lets you to see Toledo from a different angle. The processions start on Friday (a week before) and the whole celebration is ended on Sunday, the day of Easter.
- The feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is celebrated on 15th August. This celebration is very traditional which dates back to 17th century, it is also religious. The whole week is full of events, including various exhibitions, concerts and other activities.