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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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Low-key building

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... read more

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

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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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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautiful interior, if the walls could speak... Preserved very nicely, had a nice chat with a nun which is there as a guardian. very recomended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

it is a piece of history of toledo. everything is combined with each other. three religion one life. it is very rare that different religions lives together.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This small building has those wonderful spanish/muslim/jewish decorations all over it! The columns are decorated, the walls are cool, and the ceilings! If you like these ornate architectural details, this is a real find.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is totally waste of time and money. It is one floor and it took 5 minutes to walk around the whole floor twice. We were wondering if we could get our money back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This synagogue is amazing in that: it is perhaps the oldest synagogue in Europe, it looks like a mosque inside and it was used as a church for decades after the expulsion of the Jews and Moors from Spain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

You would never know this place was a synagogue from the outside and the architecture inside is a lovely mesh of Muslim and Gothic. Then hidden among all that is the Jewish so that it would not stand out. Great little place...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Not as impressive or as extensive as other sites in Toledo, but worth a visit for completeness of your experience. This is a synagogue turned church with Moorish elements and carvings. While it looks like a mosque it never functioned as one. Built as a synagogue by Muslim workers about 1200, it became a church in the late 1400's when... More 

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