El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Toledo

(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very nice, both architectural as the area's Museum, showcases and information on the life, customs and Jewish rituals. Also Saturday from 2 p.m. admission is free. Recommended 100%.
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  • A beautiful synagogue. Although parts of the Museum are merely anecdotal, enjoy a building of these features is a luxury for anyone. Not you it you can lose!
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  • beautiful building in the Jewish quarter showing OK Hispanic-Jewish influences of the time. climb upstairs to see close up details of the ceiling! recommended
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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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