Culture and leisure return normality to Toledo




The light and sound show ‘Alfonso X. The Precursor King’ has gathered hundreds of people to the city this weekend, without capacity, who have returned normality to Toledo, in those days before the pandemic, with tourists and visitors crowding the streets. The projections of ‘Luz Toledo’, With eight daily shows for three days, they have been a success and have left images like those of a year and a half ago, although the cultural and leisure activity has gone further.

It has been an intense weekend in the city, which this Saturday afternoon has also hosted in the university building of San Pedro Mártir, the first concert of the El Greco Music Festival, also dedicated this year to King Alfonso X the Wise in commemoration of his eighth centenary. The appointment was with Ensemble Trifolium, who performed string quartets by the Toledo musician Manuel Canales (1747-1785).

In the morning, a new edition of the Flower Market was held, organized by the Consortium, which is also holding a few days of ‘Open for works’ -which continue today Sunday- to visit the heritage rehabilitation works carried out in the Rico Hall del Corral de Don Diego, located in the heart of the historic center of the city. A new edition of the program has also been held ‘Sunset Wine’, with 12 new wine tastings at the viewpoints of San Cristóbal, Corralillo de San Miguel and Torreón de los Abades. In addition, the Army Museum has inaugurated a new temporary exhibition that will remain open to the public until March 27, entitled ‘Galdós. The War of Independence through the National Episodes’.

Other neighborhoods

But not only the Historic Quarter has been full of culture, but also other neighborhoods. The bullring, with a FASHION concert, within the program of the cycle ‘ Toledo Alive’ and, in the Polígono, it was held, in the Thalía Room of the Santa María de Benquerencia neighborhood, it hosted the 1st Art Fair “Artkelarre” promoted by the Youth Council.

On Friday the II Battle of Rap Toledano took place in the amphitheater of the Tres Culturas Park and, later, in the Plaza de Toros where the Toledan groups Mauri, Balkan Bomba and Ganga Calé were the protagonists of the Toledo Sounds Festival. Initiatives, all of them, organized to promote leisure and entertainment for young people from Toledo in the 33rd edition of Toledo Youth Week, which also included the XIV ‘Ciudad de Toledo’ Youth Short Contest, which awarded the awards to Stiff Sullivan, Bárbara Fernández, Kevin Castellano and Edu Hirschfeld.

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