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Synagogue of Saint Mary the White (Santa Maria la Blanca)

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Address: Reyes Catolicos 4, Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925-227257
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The architecture is interesting and must be a historic building, especially considering it's a synagogue. But as a tourist attraction it definitely could do with some improvement... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Santa Maria la Blanca synagogue is a magnificent Mudejar-style temple. It is one of two landmark not located in the center of historic Toledo. It is worth the detour. The architecture is amazing, with these elaborate columns. You can take great pictures. Also, historically speaking this this the tri in faith trifecta that is Toledo. I suggest that you purchase... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are so many ignorant and idiotic reviews about about this synagogue that I have to respond. The very same ignorance is displayed in the reviews of Toledo's Crista de la Luz Mosque. For those that think 2.50 euros (the price of a glass of poor wine) is too expensive a fee I recommend they consider the following. Toledo is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The architecture is interesting and must be a historic building, especially considering it's a synagogue. But as a tourist attraction it definitely could do with some improvement in terms of audio guides or explanation panels etc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's great to see oldest synagogue but there is nothing inside to see. No information, no explication just to go inside you pay 2.5€

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Synagogue dates to about 1180 and is the oldest in Europe. Built in the Mudejar style, the interior space is divided into five naves, with rows of columns separating the naves. The columns have horseshoe shaped arches with decorated capitals. There are also some wonderful decorations in the recessed areas of the ceiling. Originally opened as a synagogue, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This former beautiful Synagogue/church is basically just a big beautiful room. No explanations are available which is a great pity since this building have lots of history to tell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The stark appearance of this beautiful synagogue was quite a contrast to the dramatic cathedral we had visited immediately before! Spending time in both buildings was a reminder of the time when Christians, Muslims and Jews all lived together in Toledo.

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Nothumberland, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You really need to be a bit of an architecture buff to appreciate this one. I was disappointed to read other reviewers' comments about it being "just an empty building" that one could "walk around twice in five minutes". You really need to look further into it than that. Toledo is promoting itself as "The three faith city" because during... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was really surprised by the fact that the sinagogue was empty. Reading about Toledo´s history one realizes that jewish presence in the city was quite important, therefore do not understand why there is no attempt at all to pay respect to it´s past.

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Munster, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After being in the Cathedral, this synagogue is very underwhelming but we went to support it's continued maintenance.

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Address: Address: Reyes Catolicos 4, Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925-227257
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Toledo  >  Toledo

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