Visit one of the largest jewish quarter in "Sefarad" and the medieval Europe
A private guided tour through Sefarad, the Jewish Spanish homeland along more than one thousand years.
Toledo Jewish Quarter is in the west side of the city, full of beautiful viewpoints over the river Tajo and picturesques streets. We can still visit two synagogues, Santa María la Blanca (13th century) and Tránsito (14th century), Casa del Judío private underground (14th century), El Greco Museum (not only the great collection of paintings but also remains of Samuel Levi Abulafia palace (14th century)
The area is full of arts and crafts shops where you can see artisans damasceing (inlaiding gold over black steel bases), historical replic armours, swords, pottery and embroideries.
From the meeting point (your hotel in Toledo, Toledo Train Station or Bisagra Gate if you drive your own car)let's do a panoramic tour around the city (by taxi, your own car or turistic public bus)
Then we can reach the Jewish Quarter from San Martín Bridge, through the city walls, to San Juan de los Reyes Monastery (up hill), Sofer Synagogue archaeological remains, Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, Casa del Judío private underground, Transito Synagogue (that holds the National Sephardic Museum)and Greco Museum cellars.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
On sunday afternoon and monday Transito Synagogue and Greco Museum will be closed.
Walking tour (comfortable shoes and clothes are recomended)
If you decide to do the panoramic tour around the city we will need your car, a taxi or a turistic bus. If you don't we'll just walk.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - Ave fast train Madrid-Toledo and return, per person: 21 €(30 min trip)
Bus Madrid-Toledo and return: 10 €(1 h trip)
Admission tickets per person: Transito Synagogue + Greco Museum 5 €, Sta. Mª la Blanca Synagogue 2.5 €, Greco masterpiece at Sto. Tomé Church 2,5 €, S. J. de los Reyes Monastery 2,50 €
Lunch per person: 12 - 50 €
Panoramic tour by taxi: 15 € (maximum 3 people + guide)
Panoramic tour by touristic bus: 5.5 € (per person)
Taxi to the station: 5 € (maximum 4 people)
•I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Inma S is simply the most perfect tour guide I've had the pleasure of meeting. She is warm, engaging, thoughtful of her clients needs and most importantly knowledgeable. Her English is perfect and her historical information gave us an insight into the long history of this ancient city.