El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Toledo

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Discover the rich Jewish history of Spain at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Founded in the mid-14th century, the synagogue and surrounding structures feature a museum dedicated to the culture and heritage of Spanish Jews. Walk through the main prayer room to see original Hebrew inscriptions and the impressive Mudéjar architecture of the coffered ceiling. Scan the hundreds of museum artifacts that tell the story of Jewish history on the Iberian Peninsula. You can also visit the house of the renowned painter El Greco with the purchase of a combined entrance ticket. Use our Toledo trip builder site to add El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum and other attractions to your Toledo vacation plans.
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  • A magical place in Toledo that transports to another time. If you are a lover of history, cultures and civilizations it is a place that you can surely not miss!
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  • A unique and special visit place. Even though it is small and may seem to take only a few minutes, it is worth the change of atmosphere and it is worth the time of observation inside and outside the b...  more »
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  • Finding this place was simply wonderful. I visited Toledo to know more about The Templar Order, but I found much more, even a Sephardi Museum. Peace and history cover every single corner of this place. Finding out more about Sephardi Jews has been very touching. Highly recommended if this is the kind of things you want to know about when you are on holiday. There is a shop, like in every museum, but in this one you will find food and typical Sephardi desserts which are delicious by the way.
  • Interesting museum telling about history of Jewish people, his customs and way of life in Sefarad (Jewish name of Spain). The only problem is very small letters in the show-cases and the position of pieces is uncomfortable to see them.
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