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El Tránsito synagogue



  • Detail of the ornate windows. Tránsito synagogue. Toledo

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El Tránsito synagogue


Contact details

Calle Samuel Leví s/n
45002  Toledo  (Castile-La Mancha)


El Tránsito synagogue


Timetables

From Mar 01 to Oct 31
 Tuesday to Saturday
 09:30 to 19:30

Public holidays and [sunday]
 10:00 to 15:00
Closing days: Monday

From Nov 01 to Feb 28
 Tuesday to Saturday
 09:30 to 18:00

Public holidays and [sunday]
 10:00 to 15:00
Closing days: Monday

El Tránsito synagogue


Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €1,5

El Tránsito synagogue


Description

This is the a popular name for the synagogue of Samuel ha-Leví, the finest example of Hispanic Jewish art. The synagogue is ornately decorated with a combination of geometric forms, Hebrew inscriptions and floral and plant motifs. Its most emblematic spaces include the Great Prayer Room, the Women's Gallery, the North Courtyard and the Garden of Memory. The Prayer Room is the site of the wall of Hejal, a place of worship with the Holy Ark containing the legal scrolls. The Garden of Memory still conserves some ancient gravestones. The Women's Gallery has large windows to allow women to follow the religious rites, as they were required to be separated from men throughout.

Construction:
Synagogue

Artistic period:
Mudejar

Historic period:
14th century