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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  • August 19, 2017
    Visit interesting and necessary to learn about the history of the Sephardim in Spain and Toledo. Recommended.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It has a quite good overview into the jewish history and temple. Take some time to view the sealings and the decoration  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Free entry for Pensioners on production of identity card(driving license). History of the synagogue and Judaism. Several video clips showing Jewish festivals and a lot of artifacts donated to the muse...  more »
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  • Small but nice and cheap. Free on Saturdays after 14:00, so try aim for that. Some shops for Jewish items in the vicinity.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
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  • 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.

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