The city of Toledo is placed at the top of a granite headland that the river Tajo, with a deeply embedded riverbed, surrounds and isolates on the east, south and west sides, while to the north it joins the Castile plateau along the district of La Sagra.
Its location is as original as Venice or Bruges.
In prehistory, there was a fall between the granitic rocks and clay and other soft layers which extend from the plain at the foot of the Guadarrama. The river dug the hard rock with an impressive cut. Thus was formed the rock squeezes and preserves the traditional city.