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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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Little to see here and the Christians continue to disrespect the Jews

Expensive sight if you're looking for Jewish history. The building is interesting architecturally, but there is little or no explanation about the Jewish community or the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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plainfield, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Expensive sight if you're looking for Jewish history. The building is interesting architecturally, but there is little or no explanation about the Jewish community or the inquisition. Back section was being used as an art gallery for a display of art portraying Old Testament imagery overlay with images of Jesus suggesting that he was responsible for some of the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This building is no longer used for religious purposes. The column stone work is lovely and worth while looking at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This synagogue built in the late 12th century was converted into a church after the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. The oldest synagogue in Europe, it is also considered a symbol of the cooperation that existed among the three cultures that populated the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages as it is Mudéjar construction, created by Moorish architects on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As others have mentioned, this is a great historic building and the architechture is nice. But what you see on the tripadvisor pic is basically it, it is a big empty room. For those of us who have no connection with jewish faith or history then feels a bit empty. For your €2.5 you will see a big empty room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one (1) of the three (3) remaining Synagogues in Spain that existed prior to 1492. They were saved from destruction. One (1) is in Toledo, and the last one (1) is in Cordoba.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Only 10 minutes from the centre of Old Toledo, make every effort to visit this architectural and cultural gem - said to be the oldest still-standing synagogue in Europe - striking for its ornate short rows of horseshoe-arched colonnades with Mudéjar style capitals and detailed high carvings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Toledo is a wonderful city, with a rich history of Islamic, Christian and Jewish influences. This synagogue was built in the 12th century, and is considered by some to be the oldest surviving synagogue in Europe. It's located in the Jewish Quarter, which is an interesting area itself. As some other reviews have mentioned, it's light on explanations. But if... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This site seems to be run by Christian nuns has little connection with a Jewish place of worship. It's bizarre to go into the gift shop and see a nun sitting there.

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

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

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