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"Toledo 2: Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue" Top 5 Page for this destination Castilla-La Mancha Things to Do Tip by blint

Castilla-La Mancha Things to Do: 67 reviews and 96 photos

  Sta. Mª la Blanca
by blint

The second time I went to Toledo I got to see a lot more! Including two incredible synagogues one of which really reminds me of the Mezquita in Cordoda (see photo). It is now called the very un Jewish name of Saint Mary the White because it was taken over by the catholics who also decided to plant some of their idols at the back of the synagogue too.

It was thought to have been built around 1205-1270 (there are 2 different theories as to who built it and when). Of course there also have been later additions too.

They later added small windows all along the walls to help light it. The method of lighting it before this addition is unknown.

The friezes and plasterwork of complex geometrical design where made without moulds and are incredible to say the least.

It only csts 1.90 € to enter and it's well worth it.

Address: off of Calle de la Juderia
Directions: In the Juderia (jewish quarter)

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2005
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