Santa Maria La BlancaCurrently Closed
Erected in 1180, this synagoga was originally known as Ibn Shushan Synagogue. It is said to be the oldest synagoga of Europe that is still standing without much damage. At present, the building is owned by the Catholic Church. The unique feature of the building is its design as the building was constructed under the Christian kingdom of Castile by Islamic architects for Jewish use. So, the architectural design has the influence of the three religions, i.e. Christianity, Islamic and Jewish. Till date, this synagoga is considered as the ‘symbol of the cooperation’ among three religions and its culture that existed specially in the Iberian Peninsula during the reign of Middle Ages.
- Seniors can get concession on the ticket price if they provide valid ID card.
- It’s a 12th century old synagogue.
- Nearby Bus Station – Estacion de Autobuses de Toledo. From there, hire a cab and within 5 minutes you can reach the Synagogue.
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91.81% of people who visit Toledo include Santa Maria La Blanca in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
60% of people start their Santa Maria La Blanca visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Santa Maria La Blanca
93.6% of people prefer walking in order to reach Santa Maria La Blanca
A very quiet and moving place. So many lives cut off and disrupted by the inquisition. Very stark and beautifully restored.
Interesting, but 2,8e for the entrance is too much. It’s very small.
Interesting and lovely but only the inside of one large room to see.
Don't let the name fool you, it's not a sinagogue. You're paying to see a single room, which isn't bad, but maybe not worth the price. Look at the picture and decide
Obviously the place is very interesting and the craftsmanship exquisitely beautiful. Unfortunately the place is small and not very well organized. You have to queue quite a bit for tickets. The cashier was pretty unpolite and this is the only time I have seen this in Spain. The audio guide had 4 2 short entries. Was it worth the visit? Of course.