The Cathedral stands on the place where the Visigoths had previously built the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor, while the Muslims did the same with their Greater Mosque.

Its construction began in 1226, with King Fernando III and Archbishop of Toledo Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada. The first to direct the works was a certain master Martín, of whom little or nothing we know, being relieved shortly by Pedro Pérez as he prays on a tombstone preserved in the temple itself. Its construction ended in the year 1492 if we take as an end the closure of its last vault.

It can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays and Holy Days from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The temple will be closed on January 1, December 25, or when a celebration requires it