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 large room with little information, I understand the jews were persecuted so a lot of heritage was destroyed, but tell the story. Save your money. 
    A large room with little information, I understand the jews were persecuted so a lot of heritage was destroyed, but tell the story. Save your money.  more »
  • Beautiful and well preserved synagogue then church. Hand crafted by Muslim artisians. Still an impact to experience. 
    Beautiful and well preserved synagogue then church. Hand crafted by Muslim artisians. Still an impact to experience.  more »
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  • The Sephardic Museum of Toledo is situated in a beautiful historical building that used to be the El Tránsito synagogue. The wall decorations, the windows, the ceiling and the delicate columns are all remarkable in their own right. Even if you're not particularly visiting for the museum's collection, a walk through the building is essential. It's well preserved and definitely worth the visit.
  • As a Jew, it pains me very much to see how the once successful jewish community was destroyed as a result of obscurantism. What amazes me even more is the fact that at first everything was taken from my ancestors, including life and honor, and now the same country (different goverment) continues to make money on it without any problem - Never again!

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