20 Palacio de la Cava in Toledo, Spain

The Palace of the Dukes of Marqueda was built during the 14th century by the Cárdenas family. More interesting than its architecture is the alternative name: Cava Palace. This is the site of the former residence of Count Don Julian, a Visigoth governor. When his daughter Florinda was violated by Visigoth King Don Rodrigo, the count retaliated by inviting the Muslims to attack Spain. This resulted in the conquest of Toledo – the Visigoth capital – in 711 and the eventual collapse of the Visigoth Kingdom. In Arabic, the name Cava means prostitute.

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Calle del Cambrón, 12, 45002 Toledo, Spain

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