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. See El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum and all Toledo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Toledo travel itinerary maker.
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  • Sinagoga del Transito y Museo Sefardi, Toledo is decorated in a former synagogue, built in 1300 century. From 1877 the synagogue has been national monument. As a guest of the Museum you will experience, first and foremost, the great synagogue in muejárstil with its impressive decorated the walls and ceiling. In the adjoining room is a permanent exhibition about the history of the Jews in Spain from immigration in Roman times onwards. Museo Sefardi is located 50 metres from the Museo del Greco, and it is ideal to visit the two museums in succession. There is available a ticket that allows access to both museums with a small discount.
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  • very interesting also well explained, in excellent facilities and friendly staff and you have patience, it is worthwhile to see the history of Judaism in the area
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  • Like so many essential places of Toledo. Art, history, architecture. Toledo, drunkenness of cultures, in a single city.
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  • Well decorated interiors with quite a few artefacts although sadly lacking in English language explanations within the display cabinets. There's a small shop selling gifts as you exit. Free entrance on a Sunday :)
  • A beautiful building with a sad history. Well preserved and nice small museum. Would have been better if the descriptions were available in English too but we are in Spain.
  • Impressive prayer hall marking the Jewish heritage in Toledo in Spain. There is an English audioguide accessible by your smartphone. However, there are no English notes in the museum.
  • A must see for any Jew or anyone in a mixed faith marriage. Overall very nice, wish the literature for non-Spanish speaking tourist was in more visibility places.
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