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

Address: Reyes Catolicos 4, Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: 925-227257
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Ranked #26 of 69 Attractions in Toledo
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta, GA
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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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Milton, Georgia
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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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Delft, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I saw photos in a guidebook which led me to expect something larger and more elaborate. This is a one room synagogue and most of what is there is not original. While the entry fee is only 2.50EUR, there isn't much to see or do here and there are more interesting sights in Toledo. If you buy the tourist bracelet... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The main hall of the synagogue is nice, but this is the only thing there is to see here, so unless you really want to see what this Synagogue looks like there is nothing much to see here

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Synagogue is very plain & simple but the History was so interesting. It's the oldest synagogue left in Europe. The Jews were forced to either leave Spain or convert to Catholicism. The Catholic Church took over the Synagogue as a Monastery then it became a home for women of ill repute. The symbol of the pineapple found in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was disappointed with this mosque like temple which was turned into a church. Why 3...because I like architecture. Go see the other Synagogue in Toledo.

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