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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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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was the gem on the tour my wife and I took. We were simply amazed and the combination and complexity of how all three religions were represented in the building. Worth a visit!!

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Region of Murcia, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

jews from the usa israel germany etc all welcome in spain..we are here to recieve you..we are the spain jewish communites..aliya is always on our minds but we wait for your holiday here

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I regret to say that unless you really like old, empty buildings, it might be best to give this one a miss. As other reviewers have found, it has little to offer. This small building is a strange mix of 'Moorish' arches, hexagonal pillars with some Jewish & Christian features & hectares of white-wash. And that's it. The only English... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had to pay Eur 2.50 to get it, and once you're inside there's nothing much to see! No explanations whatsoever. so unless you're here with a guide, expect to leave as clueless as when you arrive!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Paid five or so euros to get in for each person. Its literally a big room with some patters on the floor. Not worth it at all! Went in and out in around 4 minutes.

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