National Geographic : 1929 Mar
Photograph by Aviaci6n Militar Espafiola THE GREAT ARCH OF ALCANTARA SPANS THE TAGUS AT TOLEDO This lofty, imposing bridge affords chief access to the city of Toledo, which was at one time the capital ofCastile, with apopulation inexcess of 200,000. It was originally a Moorish structure, although the upper parts are probably the work of laterChristian kings. Toledo's most distinctive industry is the manufacture of swords. Toledo blades have been world-famous for twenty centuries (see, also, page 352).