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4-Hour Private Tour Of El Tránsito, Santa Maria La Blanca, And San Juan De Los Reyes
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, History, Walking

  • Duration

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

See two former medieval synagogues, El tránsito and Santa Maria la Blanca. We will also visit San Juan de Los Reyes, an active late gothic (plateresque) church. As we explore, the guide will explain to you their history and different stylistic and constructive methods. Learn fascinating stories and anecdotes of Toledo.

Highlights
  • Learn about the history and heritage of the town where Jewish, Catholic and Islamic cultures converge
  • See two former medieval synagogues in a Mudejar style: El tránsito and Santa Maria la Blanca
  • Walk through the Highlights of Toledo expand_more
    • This experience will start from El Tránsito synagogue, which Samuel founded ben Meir Ha-Levi Abulafia about the year 1356. We will see the main hall decorated in beautiful stucco in a Mudejar style and the arc of the Torah. Looking up, we will spot the gallery from where the women would observe the ceremonies separate from the men. Later in 1877, it was declared a national monument and was repurposed into the Sephardic Museum. We will exit the synagogue and glimpse the exterior, which is relatively simple and austere. 
    • Walking along the road, head towards the next synagogue, Santa Maria La Blanca. According to an inscription on one of the pillars, it dates from 1160, making it arguably one of the oldest synagogues in Europe. Like El Transitó, it was also converted into a church later. The guide will go over the details of this transformation during the tour. Besides, The guide will explain what Mujedar architecture is and the materials used in construction. 
    • After leaving the synagogue, we will head towards a Catholic church and Franciscan monastery from the 15th century. You will see a contrast between the previous synagogues, stylistically and construction-wise. Learn what the debate is about on the subject of the style of architecture of this monastery. The church was supposed to be the burial place of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabelle, but they later changed their minds. 
    • We will end our experience here. All along our journey, the guide will share interesting anecdotes and stories from the past with you, which will help you develop an all-encompassing perspective on Toledo.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
Meeting Point

Sinagoga del Tránsito, C. Samuel Levi, s / n, 45002 Toledo, Spain

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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USD 257 / group
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Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)