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Sephardic Museum

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  • Interior of the Tránsito synagogue. Sephardic Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    Interior of the Tránsito synagogue. Sephardic Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Wedding dresses. Sephardic Museum. Toledo © Turespaña

    Wedding dresses. Sephardic Museum. Toledo © Turespaña

  • Display case with documents, books and steles. Sephardic Museum. Toledo © Turespaña

    Display case with documents, books and steles. Sephardic Museum. Toledo © Turespaña

  • Exterior of the Sephardic Museum and Tránsito synagogue © Ministerio de Cultura

    Exterior of the Sephardic Museum and Tránsito synagogue © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Themed / specialist

Owner

State
Calle Samuel Leví, s/n
45002 Toledo
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 925223665

Fax+34 925215831

E-mailmuseo.msefardi@mcu.es

Websitehttp://museosefardi.mcu.es/

Sepharad: history of a living culture

The Sephardic Museum preserves the legacy of the Spanish-Jewish and Sephardic culture as an essential part of the cultural heritage of Toledo, where the historic quarter has the World Heritage designation.

The Sephardic Museum is situated in an emblematic building in the Jewish Quarter in Toledo - the Samuel ha-Levi or Tránsito synagogue - built in the 14th century, authorised by Peter I of Castile. Since then, historical events have brought the building to life and every culture and generation has left an imprint: it went from being a synagogue to a Christian church, as well as a shelter, a hospital, a private home, a chapel, a military barrack, a national monument and finally, a museum. Its masonry and brick walls and its wooden roof provided shelter to Jewish artisans, Moorish alarifes (master builders) and Christian craftsmen. The building summarises perfectly the melting pot of cultures in Toledo. A visit to the rooms in the museum enables visitors to discover the secrets of our most unknown heritage.

Essential works

Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,5

Admission free for under 18s with ID, students; and on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.

Accessibility

Ramps

Adapted guide

Multimedia

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Activities

El Greco © P. Rotger/Iberfoto

Nov 4, 2013 to May 5, 2014

Sephardic Museum - Toledo
3rd course: "Mondays in the Sun: Toledo in El Greco's time"

Discover the surroundings

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